I’m sure Trudeau and his handlers did not expect the national fury that erupted after Canadians learned the details of his $10.5 million payoff to convicted, confessed terrorist Omar Khadr.
According to one poll, 71 per cent of Canadians are against the payment, including a majority of every political stripe.
Well, if you think we’re angry, how about Americans?
It was their soldiers who were killed or injured. And some learned about this payoff on the Fourth of July.
Others heard about it later, after Peter Kent, the Conservative MP, wrote a column about it in the Wall Street Journal, and another Conservative MP, Michelle Rempel, went on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News program.
The Liberals’ reaction to this was quite something:
Gerald Butts, Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary, raged that the Conservatives were talking about this deal in public!
Catherine McKenna, a viciously anti-Trump cabinet minister, tweeted that Rempel had single-handedly imperilled Canada’s NAFTA negotiations with Trump.
The Media Party still loves Trudeau, but for once, the regular people, and some American “deplorables” too — well, we’re not loving it, and we’re not letting it go:
For one thing, at SpeerKids.com we're continuing to crowdfund $1 million for the children left fatherless by Omar Khadr.
NEXT: Rebel co-founder Brian Lilley has become familiar to Americans over the last few days, as he's appeared on U.S. media (and even some Canadian outlets!) to talk about this scandal, and about his campaign SpeerKids.com.
THEN: I talk to our Alberta Bureau Chief Sheila Gunn Reid about where her province's "unite the right" efforts currently stand.