Remember back in June, when Obama was in Montreal to give a speech and the mainstream media treated it like a royal visit, fawning and tripping over themselves like school girls?
And true to form, Trudeau made sure the obligatory photo opportunity happened between himself and Obama.
One single staged photo, of their bromance in a Montreal diner, spawned dozens of cringey fan fiction stories passing as news articles. It was so gross.
But I turned my revulsion into journalistic curiosity. Like everything this government does, I wanted to know what all this stupid virtue signalling just cost me.
Privy Council Office says it costs somewhere around $83.
But in the documents they sent me, I spied something that made the photo costs tens of thousands of dollars more:
The PM’s Challenger jet round trip flight from Ottawa to Montreal.
Unbelievable. Trudeau jumped on the Challenger to have a light snack with an old buddy and called it government business.
Watch to see the appalling final estimates of the cost of Obama and Trudeau’s date night in Montreal. It will blow you away.