March 07, 2016

Trudeau squanders “60 Minutes” interview to lecture Americans

Brian LilleyArchive
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When Justin Trudeau goes on the world stage, I want him to do well. The reason is simple: He represents Canada.

Most outsiders won’t know about internal squabbles between Liberals and Conservatives and only know he’s the leader of Canada - the face and voice of Canadians.

I mocked parts of his Vanity Fair interview but I do want him to make us look good as I’d expect from any leader because it’s tough for Canada to get international media attention.

With Justin being a young, dreamy progressive, American media are flocking to him so his profile on 60 Minutes was a great opportunity to showcase Canada and get millions of people thinking good things about Canada.

I didn’t expect much more than a profile yet Trudeau even blew this puff piece by insulting Americans, saying he wished they knew more about the world and essentially calling them dumb.

Liberals can’t help their automatic anti-Americanism and some Conservatives do it too, but Trudeau’s words matter. He’s not just some guy sitting on a bar stool talking trash about his latest trip to Buffalo. This is the PM of the country next door.

Generally, I find Americans knowledgeable about the world but just as you find with Canadians, some are tuned in, some aren’t. Let’s not forget, this is a guy whose own record on understanding the world around him isn’t exactly spotless yet he goes on American TV and lectures them?

CBC will highlight all the tweets from progressives showing admiration for Trudeau but last Friday, his lecture became a Drudge headline linking to an Associated Press story with his comments - a story that spread far and wide.

If he had been able to stop his Liberal reflex, Trudeau could have had a great publicity day for Canada, but he couldn’t. He had to take the shot.

Pity for us and shame on him.

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commented 2016-12-20 15:52:39 -0500
Obama is the MESSENGER !!! SOROS is the new HITLER and and liberal parties worldwide have been infiltrated by Nazis !!
commented 2016-03-10 16:39:27 -0500
There is no way he could control that urge — it is part of his make-up — the same as it was with his father. Notwithstanding the brain-washing his daddy doubtless did as he was growing up, it is part of that mind-set of those from ‘that side of the tracks,’ to coin a phrase. In a not-too-long ago election we saw a similar attitude clearly demonstrated by another who sought the throne — luckily, that time we were spared. It will not be too long before many who were ecstatic with the results of our latest election will be wondering (albeit quietly and by themselves) how they could have been so wrong. A pretty face does not necessarily indicate any degree of substance behind it.
commented 2016-03-08 23:41:17 -0500
The only thing stupider than Americans are Rebel fans.
commented 2016-03-08 20:38:36 -0500
REBEL SUCKS commented 9 hours ago
lmao @ “The Rebel”
The only thing these fools are rebelling against is common sense and intelligent thought.

A sane thought. Most of the people I spoke with were quite happy with Trudeau and how he handled himself on 60 minutes. You cannot satisfy the dumb asses who love to kiss Levant’s rear end.
commented 2016-03-08 19:12:07 -0500
stupid is as stupid does
commented 2016-03-08 19:09:45 -0500
he wants to leave canada broke – cause he knows he wont come in again and too bad for the next party that comes in
commented 2016-03-08 17:53:25 -0500
in a frequently run ad.. a young boy asks gretzky “whats it like to be the heart of canada?” answer “im not the heart of canada”… now lets ask justin the same question… answer .. long breathless sigh followed by “its better than daddy told me it would be.”
commented 2016-03-08 17:42:36 -0500
A Low IQ troll sez – “The only thing these fools are rebelling against is common sense and intelligent thought.”

If that was true we’d all be Justin groupies.
commented 2016-03-08 15:40:37 -0500
can the rebel start selling black canadian flags please, we are living in rather dark times here.
commented 2016-03-08 15:39:11 -0500
We all know who his mother was, simple mistake by CBS I think. Better question is who is daddy? Maybe its actually Justin Jagger. You never know what youll get out of a sperm bank. Then he spoke. That left no doubt, definitely the spawn of bourgeois eiteist Pierre Castro. AIRHEAD
commented 2016-03-08 15:33:49 -0500
Lara threw him underhand softballs for the whole interview and he managed to whiff on every one. Maybe tee-ball is more his speed. At least he gets a state dinner out of it. TMZ will cover it in a way most of his supporters will understand. More of them will see it than on 60 minutes.
commented 2016-03-08 13:05:16 -0500
Trudough is a dummy . . . he was without his brain scary Gerry Butts . . . it was Justin Unhinged . . .
What is going to be interesting is the next 3 1/2 years of Spend and Tax . . . and the under 45s are going to get the Bill, a really BIG Bill !
commented 2016-03-08 12:12:10 -0500
I’m reposting this from:
“I sent this email on March 04:
“To 60 Minutes
To whom it may concern at 60 Minutes:
Justin Trudeau is not my Prime Minister and does not speak for me, or the 61% who voted against him!
His father Pierre started the destruction of my country Canada in the 60’s and 80’s and it seems his son Justin is intent on finishing us off! We are working on getting rid of him through legal means, but given the lack of protections like the Constitutional Republic of America has, and clearly stated in the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, Of the People, By the People, For the People, that we don’t have, we are having some difficulty dealing with this totalitarian dictator, fascist, intellectually challenged, morally bankrupt popinjay, selfie PM and his band of lefty/progressive/ sociopathic socialists, so just to advise you – don’t believe a word he says…in fact, HELP!!!
Dan Mancuso
Chilanko Forks, BC

Oh Canada, I stand on guard for thee…
commented 2016-03-08 12:08:05 -0500
For someone who preaches individuality and diversity Trudeau sure is quick to group a lot of different people together. “Canadians elected me to do such and such.” “Americans don’t know enough about the world around them.”
Eastern Canada elected you Justin most westerners didn’t want you, and considering you don’t seem to have a very good understanding of how the world works your the last person who should be telling Americans to pay more attention to the world.
I’m just glad I didn’t vote for him, wasn’t stupid enough to sell out my country for a bag of weed.
commented 2016-03-08 11:32:24 -0500
lmao @ “The Rebel”
The only thing these fools are rebelling against is common sense and intelligent thought.
commented 2016-03-08 10:39:19 -0500
Yes now our largest trading partner has had all doubt removed as to the depth of stupidity in our federal leadership. PM self makes GW Bush seem like an intellectual heavyweight.
commented 2016-03-08 09:22:19 -0500
DONALD CRAIG commented 15 hours ago
really 60 minutes isnt the show it used to be…..using the picture of lassie and saying that wa his mother…typical sub journalism of the left.. that was not only a slap to him but to us all…could it have been intentional?
If you had a clue what journalism was, you wouldn’t be here.
commented 2016-03-08 09:20:19 -0500
Insults American’s knowledge of the world, yet didn’t know what the Baltic nations were. Pot calling the kettle black.
commented 2016-03-08 01:50:01 -0500
Lad Reme i would love that as well, but we are assuming Justin is smart enough to know Trump is putting him down, that might be a stretch.
commented 2016-03-08 01:49:02 -0500
Ron Christensen your comment was meant for CBC, the Rebel is not like that.
commented 2016-03-07 23:48:47 -0500
Can’t wait to see our Resident Clown meet The Trump. Hope Trudy keeps a spare set of Diapers with him.
commented 2016-03-07 21:32:51 -0500
After JT makes an ass of himself at this dinner gathering, Americans will be saying that Canadians elected an imbecile.
commented 2016-03-07 20:15:34 -0500
Where are the other pages of comments? Censoring again Dizzy?
commented 2016-03-07 20:02:15 -0500
Trudeau turns a blind eye to what is happening around the world. The people are more informed than the leaders. Every time he opens his mouth stupid crap falls out.
commented 2016-03-07 19:43:54 -0500
This joker doesn’t speak for the average Canadian,for the 70% of people who didn’t vote for him. He is a real disgrace.
commented 2016-03-07 19:13:19 -0500
The other thing I have to comment on and probably will in future, what the hell is it with Junior doing interviews in a dress shirt and tie but with rolled up sleeves, top button undone, tie with the full Windsor knot slid down?

Is he trying to suggest he works for a living or something? I mean it is just so 2015!
commented 2016-03-07 19:02:16 -0500
To the Americans that plan on invading Canada – I did NOT vote for this retard and he does not speak for me.
commented 2016-03-07 18:58:56 -0500
Sorry Mr. Lilley, but what is the surprise?

Junior is set on reversing any thing that has impinged on Senior’s legacy. Senior felt superior to the Americans and had relatively poor relationships with all four Presidents he was involved with, which even includes Carter. Junior is just following Daddy and will undo the work of Mulroney, Chrétien, and Harper with respect to foreign, excuse me global, relations.

Pretty much the same with Canadian provincial relations. Senior was the worst Canadian P/M but the greatest Quebec Premier in our history, and Junior wants that legacy returned as his legacy.
commented 2016-03-07 18:48:25 -0500
Great clips giving insight into the convoluted thought processes going on in Junior’s tiny brain.

He would make a great beauty pageant contestant.
commented 2016-03-07 18:47:16 -0500
He has no discipline, his mouth flaps while his brain is in neutral and he only respects his opinion that his why he is continually hanging himself by the tongue!