As you know, on Monday a Muslim terrorist stabbed two uniformed soldiers at a Canadian Forces recruiting office in Toronto.
Obviously, the prime minister’s office would have been briefed, including Gerald Butts, the Prime Minister’s principal secretary.
But Butts is also a hyperactive user of social media, constantly checking the news, giving his opinions on it, debating people. It’s amazing he has time to do anything else.
On Monday night, hours after the stabbing was public, Gerald Butts retweeted a cartoon with the joke:
“People are losing the spirit of the Ides of March. It’s not just about stabbing. It’s about coming together to stab in groups.”
The Ides of March is March 15th, when Julius Caesar was stabbed. I get it. But the very night after two Canadian Armed Forces personnel were stabbed, Trudeau’s principal secretary thought that was appropriate to retweet?
And Trudeau? He waited a whole day and a half before making any statement about the stabbing.