I think we were the first media company to show you that nutty clip of Justin Trudeau interrupting a young woman at a town hall meeting, and embarrassing her by correcting her use of the word “mankind”.
Canada’s mainstream media ignored it, even though they were all right there when he said it, because it’s embarrassing.
It took the mainstream media in other countries to make the story go supernova. As Paul Joseph Watson put in his viral video, "Canada is a meme" (and not for a good reason):
But the "peoplekind" meme was losing steam by the time Trudeau arrived in Chicago, to meet with Team Obama in advance of the NAFTA talks.
Gerald Butts, Trudeau's right hand man, was in Chicago, too. The "peoplekind" came up.
And Butts just couldn’t control himself. At 4am, he tweeted:
The lesson to take from this joke being torqued by Infowars and other alt-right nazi friends of the Rebel is they're paying attention. Game on, #TeamTrudeau.
So it’s the Nazis that are out to get Trudeau?
Nazis like... the BBC? The Washington Post. The Guardian?
The “lesson” is that we’re paying attention to Trudeau?
Of course we are. It’s not "odd" that The Rebel, a Canadian media outlet, is paying attention to the country's Prime Minister...
No, what we really "learned" from Butt's tweet is actually the reverse — that Trudeau’s office, and Butts in particular, is paying attention to little old us, and other online critics.
The second thing is the Nazi quip.
I’m obviously not a Nazi — in fact, I’m Jewish.
And it’s gross that a senior government official would throw around the word "Nazi" so casually. It trivializes what Nazis were, what the Holocaust was. (Speaking of which: This is the same Liberal government that "forgot" to mention Jews in the new Ottawa Holocaust memorial...)
Again: The real “lesson” here is that name-calling is all Team Trudeau has — racist, sexist, Islamophobe, Nazi.
But that’s not really working is it?
Looking ridiculous is the worst thing in politics.
That’s why Gerald Butts is in a rage:
The "peoplekind" gaffe was about individuals no longer being afraid of being scolded, word-policed, shamed and silenced.
NEXT: The creator of that scathing video, Paul Joseph Watson, is my guest, to talk about how Trudeau's image has been impacted by "peoplekind."
THEN: Christine Van Geyn, Ontario Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, comes on to discuss the Ontario PC Party's problematic "People's Guarantee" platform, and leadership hopeful Caroline Mulroney's statement about opposing the carbon tax — a position she shares with opponent Doug Ford.
FINALLY: Your messages to me!