December 04, 2017

“Little Potato” vs. “Donald the Strong” — China humiliates Trudeau but treats Trump like royalty

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Justin Trudeau was in China again. That’s his favourite country, other than Canada.

He’s given an honour guard when he arrives — which is good. But weirdly, the one who wasn’t in full honour guard attire was Trudeau himself — he didn’t even put on a suit and tie. That’s weird.

Not like China puts a lot of stock in appearances and "face"...

Then lots of little slights started to happen. And that's weird, too. I mean, not a week goes by when Trudeau doesn’t cave in to China on something. He never says a harsh word about China’s economic manipulations, or espionage or human rights.

At the National Post, John Ivison details in painful hour-by-hour reporting how Trudeau was denied anything and everything he had asked for in China; the only thing Trudeau could get the Chinese to agree to, was that conversations would continue.

Now remember how Donald Trump was received when he went to China. Full state honours. They gave him nicknames too: "Donald The Strong" or "Uncle Donald."

And remember, Trump has been in a rhetorical war against China for decades. Yet Trump got massive concessions from China when he went there, including tens of billions of dollars in investments in U.S. energy.

China would like to invest in Canadian energy — but Trudeau shut down the Northern Gateway pipeline, that was 10 per cent owned by China.

Well, at least we can all console ourselves with the honour that Trudeau will always have his "Little Potato" nickname, am I right?

NEXT: Daniel Pipes, Director of the Middle East Forum, comes on to talk about the so-called "far right" anti-immigration parties in Europe.

"Are they correct that we are slouching back to the 1930s?" he wonders. "Or, to the contrary, might this insurgency indicate a healthy means for Europeans to protect their mores and culture?"

THEN: David Menzies is taking our "Jumbotron" truck back on the road tomorrow, this time to... Ottawa! We discuss the latest revelations about Trudeau's Finance Minister, and his plans for his visit to the nation's capital.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2017-12-07 07:15:14 -0500
Bet “Andrew Stephenson” votes Liberal both provincially and federally.
commented 2017-12-06 08:55:22 -0500
Yes, there are multiple dialects, and some of them have more amusing translations than others. Still, that doesn’t really address the point I made, in which the disparity in ’respect" with regard to names arises mostly in incomplete reporting, the sort of bias the CBC is often accused of.

There are worse things to be compared to than potatoes, don’t you think? Bland, maybe, but historically rather useful vegetables.
commented 2017-12-05 21:14:18 -0500
Andrew do you get told what to think by Freeland often? And it is a Mandarin word , there is more than one form of Chinese. And how do you know what they were thinking?
commented 2017-12-05 21:11:59 -0500
Andrew Stephenson yeah we can see how much they respect him LMAO!
commented 2017-12-05 14:43:08 -0500
Respect is earned, not granted. Clearly the rotten potato has none. How long before Jihadi Justin begins using tax dollars to prop up his image? Oh wait, he already does! It’s called the CBC, McLeans, et al!
commented 2017-12-05 13:01:38 -0500
I wasn’t aware Steven LeDrew appears or is employed by CTV , i never watch that station ,
I referred to CP24 in Toronto , LeDrew is on that station every day at noon .
I saw the original interview Tucker had with LeDrew, Tucker asked him a perfectly sensible question, i found LeDrew very defensive and evasive
The update Tucker did the other night was to say LeDrew had been suspended ( for a week i think it was ) by management of , again i am assuming CP24 as that is the only place i have seen LeDrew appear on , for appearing on the Tucker Carlson show
commented 2017-12-05 12:56:36 -0500
Danial Pipes, one of my favorites. I would have liked to have understood him. I thought he was speaking under water.
When will Skype catch up to the times?
commented 2017-12-05 10:53:03 -0500
The Clown Prince of the Lieberal Party, Justin Mohammed Trudeaup is so far out of his league it’s laughable.

He acts like a 12 year old at his first “coming out” party.
commented 2017-12-05 10:27:49 -0500
Interesting spin on the nickanmes. The Chinese word for Potato is Tudou, the transliteration that is intended to mean “younger Trudeau”. Trudeau actually got off lightly in terms of neutral literal translations.

You could also point out that the two common Trump transliterations translate, in some contexts to “unusual, loud, common”. It also translates to “extraordinary, bright and popular”" which is probably how they got it past his staff. Adjectives don’t have strict one-to-one translations so there’s some danger in relying on transliterations based on those. Nouns are safer – a potato is a potato, so there’s no amusing alternative interpretations.

Trump’s Taiwanese epithet, Chuanpu , is a vague transliteration (sounds like “Trump”. Sort of). It means “broken bed”.

This is a well known issue, along the lines of “bite the wax tadpole” in the 80s. They pick words that sound the same leading to some interesting translations if you take them literally.

It’s an interesting study in psychology when the right wing media deliberately highlights negative epithets for the guy they hate, but only the positive ones for the guy they love. Yet they’re the first to accuse everyone else while ignoring their own.
commented 2017-12-05 10:06:33 -0500
Krispy , LMFAO !
commented 2017-12-05 10:06:28 -0500
Good show EZRA , I watched TUCKER CARLSON last night. You must do a related segment on the Canadian LUGENPRESSERS
commented 2017-12-05 10:00:17 -0500
Confucius say “Little Potato have tiny sprout".
commented 2017-12-05 09:57:00 -0500
Robert , might I add that potatoes actually have many uses , they can be boiled , baked , fried and also put in stews and soups . This so called little potato should be returned to the compost pile and mixed with cow manure and thus would serve a greater purpose .
commented 2017-12-05 09:11:23 -0500

You’re right. After all, the potato has a much higher IQ.
commented 2017-12-05 08:46:43 -0500
Little potato is actually an insult to potatoes everywhere .
commented 2017-12-05 08:28:47 -0500
I watched that Tucker interview with the former LPC President last week, it was embarrassing to have Ledrew speaking as a Canadian. The FOX audience must wonder what kind of twits we are in Canada to put such idiots in power.

Steven Crowder had a joint interview with Linsey Shepherd and Jordan Peterson. I enjoyed how Crowder interpreted the idiocy that is Canadian politics for his American audience throughout the interview.

Hopefully, this kind of exposure for Canada won’t keep the Yankee tourist away for fear of being attacked by lunatics.
commented 2017-12-05 07:16:48 -0500
Jan Rogers commented about CTV suspending a guest that appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Show last week. Last night Tucker closed his show referencing a further development. The guest was Steven LeDrew and he was scheduled to appear last night on Tucker’s show but CTV threatened to terminate him if he appeared.
Tucker mocked our Canada for lack of freedom of speech. Only the beginning Tucker.Only the beginning.
commented 2017-12-05 07:00:43 -0500
“I REALLY wish people would forget about wanting to be Prime Minister just because their father was once. "

I REALLY wish people wouldn’t elect a dickhead as Prime Minister just because the dickhead’s father was once a dickhead Prime Minister.
commented 2017-12-05 04:59:30 -0500
I REALLY wish people would forget about wanting to be Prime Minister just because their father was once.
commented 2017-12-05 04:11:26 -0500
The Chinese humiliated Trudeau and Trudeau humiliates Canada everywhere he goes. Trump gets treated with respect, if Little Trudie Tater Tot wants to know why he just has to identify the difference between he and Trump. Trump is a leader but when you are a Weak, Virtue Signalling, Traitorous, Narcissistic, Corrupt, Arrogant, Globalist Sock Puppet you get treated as such. It won’t matter to Trudeau, just like the rest of his crew, he will demonstrate no shame or disappointment, as he is Cloaked in his own Opaque Bubble of Ego, Entitlement and Delusions of Grandeur.
commented 2017-12-05 03:33:09 -0500
Prime Minister of Quebec took his NAFTA temper tantrum to China. Will he stop at nothing to protect the pyramid of extortion which grossly favour Quebec Farmers and companies like Bombardier?

Dear Just NAFTA does not include transfer payments or day care & post secondary subsidies. You can still give it to us up the wazoo in all those other ways – please don’t screw us further on trade with the US.
commented 2017-12-05 03:20:44 -0500
OK the Maritimes, Quebec, Ontario.. Time to fess’ up.. (And dope smokers everywhere)… You elected a twit of a Prime Minister who, via his “gurus” of course, is taking the second largest land mass nation on the face of God’s green earth, into economic chaos in the coming years… (Or, dependance to China as he would have it!) Anybody; I mean “anybody” seeing the light yet??? Didn’t think so…
commented 2017-12-05 02:06:27 -0500
“Little Potato” is more than a huge embarrassment, “Canada is back” alright – as the laughing stock of the globe. Left-wing CBC and their MSM lapdogs can weave their fantasies about “Little Potato” and his socks all they want but it won’t change reality.
commented 2017-12-05 01:50:38 -0500
I posited months ago that the “denizens of the deep” among the Laurentian Elites are not so stupid as to not be aware of the fact that this “son of Trudeau” is a pickle-nosed twit, both domestically and always, always internationally… Family funds in Cayman banks are one thing, but when “fantastic” – in the true meaning of the word – ideologies become daily fare on Parliament Hill, the “denizens” have to start looking for the inevitable effects even on home soil… Depending on how much the Americans tolerate further NAFTA shenanigans, I predict that some “early vacation” plans are already being postulated…
commented 2017-12-05 01:32:21 -0500
I always say that to find out what someone is really like, I try to observe what those who really know them say in confidence and how they generally treat people that they do not have to be nice to. To this end, well not conclusive, here is something I have noticed about when they board their planes:

Harper: Waves to the crowd on the way up the stairs, then stops at the top to salute the soldier, then shakes their hand, then has a short conversation with them before boarding.

Trump: Chases down the soldiers hat when it blows off and returns it to the soldier. Even attempts to put it back on for them.

Justine Trudeau: Stops to wave to the crowd on the way up the stairs, then continues up the stairs and onto the plane without even acknowledging that the soldier at the top exists.

Maybe this is from a very small sample, but if the shoe fits.
commented 2017-12-05 01:28:17 -0500
Since the day little potato got “elected “ Canada has been in one continuous death throw . A monkey would have did less damage . A complete Butt clown .
commented 2017-12-05 01:16:00 -0500
Ezra, for your cough try homeopathic 0-9 Kids cough medicine available as London Drugs, Superstore, Shoppers. I guarantee will get rid of the cough. I know some people think this is witch doctor medication but I raised 3 kids, 3 grandkids and my generation of siblings on homeopathy which we were treated with by Mother Theresa in Calcutta.
commented 2017-12-05 00:42:25 -0500
Andy Neimers: “And tell me that CTV and CBC didn’t “bury” the China fiasco on tonight’s news?…”
CTV- Not so much buried,as focused on JT’s feigned excitement over something that didn’t happen, again.
CBC- I dunno. It’s all weird pant suits and a Nair embargo to me.
commented 2017-12-05 00:39:07 -0500
Trudeau is a fool who takes advice from Gerald Butts, an even bigger fool.
Then there is Barbie. Another Liberal fool. Gladly willing to extole her foolish climaphobia onto the rest of us. It’s hard to believe but there are actually a large number of fools who believe a tax on carbon dioxide will result in a decrease in the earth’s temperature.
China negotiates in ernest and with a strong desire to get the best possible deal. They really don’t have time for gender based trade, silly rainbow parades, fancy socks or carbon dioxide BS. They certainly have no time for CBC fabricated photo ops done at their expense. Do you think the security personnel was advised to cover the camera, or do you think he just decided to do that on his own? (clue: Chinese security follow instructions to a T and do nothing without being told.) Let that sink in.
The Chinese have seen enough of Trudeau’s adolescent shit shows to know he hasn’t got a frickin clue. How do you think the Chinese would handle "travelling terrorists? " (new Liberal speak for ISIS returnees)
Back home, the Muslims have him wrapped around their little finger because Trudeau wants their votes.
All that to say what every other person on this comment board recognizes; Trudeau is a joke.