I used to think Justin Trudeau was like Barack Obama, in terms of media coverage.
In eight years, there was never a negative story about Obama in the mainstream media.
Likewise, our Canadian media is completely in the tank for Trudeau. Not just the state broadcaster — because of course these days, thanks to Trudeau's media bailout, all media are the state broadcaster, or want to be.
Even the eight-day international incident in India didn’t really make the media stop loving Trudeau — they all cringed a bit, but they still loved the guy.
And the reason it hit is that it showed all of Trudeau’s charms that had worked so well on the media were fake. He wasn’t a feminist. He wasn’t an Aboriginal supporter. He wasn’t about "sunny ways." He just said all of those things, like a pick-up artist knows what compliments to tell a young woman in a bar.
That's when you started seeing things like the Maclean's cover story about Trudeau called "The Imposter."
And so — miracle of miracles — Trudeau’s teflon is gone. I think I always saw it; but now everyone does.
It's gone from bad to worse, and last weekend, it was really bad.
It started with the flooding around Ottawa. High rivers, floods, time to sandbad.
Justin Trudeau showed up to "help," but of course it was just a photo op. He's posing. He filled sandbags for all of 15 minutes.
But one of the locals challenged him, he complained. Said this photo op, and all the security around Trudeau, was holding up the real work.
It’s surely true. You don’t bring in someone who needs that level of security to a place where masses of strangers need to come and go. You don’t. Unless photo ops are your essence.
So what does Trudeau. He goes into patronizing "Thank you for your donation" mode — and puts his hands on the guy.
What's with Trudeau and being handsy? If that guy put his hands on Trudeau, he’d be arrested that moment, I can assure you.
TONIGHT I'll go through the rest of this disastrous photo-op, all caught on tape. It actually gets worse.
But there was more, as I'll show you, too:
Trudeau meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan — and calling him Chinese. Twice.
Was he drunk? Or high? We know he has huge liquor bills, and we know he has boasted about smoking pot since becoming a Parliamentarian.
And then last night, the icing on the cake:
The Simpsons — that cartoon that is painfully woke and liberal, with Lisa Simpson as a social justice warrior. Normally they’d love Justin Trudeau. They’d invite him to do his own voice. They’ve done that with many celebrities and politicians before.
Well, on Sunday night's episode, they had "Justin Trudeau" on as part of the plot line. But for some reason they didn’t get Trudeau to do his own voice. I think it’s because they mocked him mercilessly.
Millions of people watch The Simpsons. That’s international ridicule.
I wouldn’t have said this before. I haven’t said this before. I don’t want to get my hopes up.
But I actually think Trudeau will lose the next election — if not outright come in second, I think he will lose a majority.
But these past three days, these self-inflicted wounds that no media other than the most obsequious bought-and-paid-for media would mop up for him? I think he’s going to have at terrible six months.
I think he’s going to lose...
NEXT: Our reporter Keean Bexte is in San Diego, covering the shooting at a synagogue — that could have been a lot more deadly if not for a courageous (and armed) member of the congregation.
Keean and I talk about the mainstream media's predictable anti-Trump spin on this story.
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