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 2016-03-07 18:36:19 -0500
Funny thing about TruDope is he is very careful not to insult Islam, or terrorists- hell, he even became a Muslim, but yet he and America’s Obumer have no shame what-so-ever in insulting the peoples they are supposed to represent.
I would love to be the fly on the dinner table at the upcoming State Dinner Obumer is having in "honor’ of TruDope later this week – I’m sure we’d hear many more “insider” insults of the peoples of America.
commented 2016-03-07 18:33:37 -0500
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?
commented 2016-03-07 18:17:06 -0500
trudeushian should pay more attention to the Baltic states
commented 2016-03-07 18:07:21 -0500
Trudeau, a fkg dropout, passes judgement on the the most powerful nation in the world.

Call the CIA and have them shoot this Trudeau idiot dead.
commented 2016-03-07 17:59:54 -0500
I hope the American’s all gave him the one finger salute!
commented 2016-03-07 17:59:15 -0500
March 7, 2016
Dear Diary;
Phew! Just in time. As some of my people in Canada are developing the vague perception of showing small signs of becoming ever so slightly not totally delighted with me as their dear leader I get the celebrity star treatment on CBS. It was a hoot. Who would have thunk’ed it, that just as I was lecturing Americans about how they should be more aware of the rest of the world, they screw up by showing a pic that portrays some actress nobody as my mommy. You see Stevie, for people like me, even when things get screwed up we come out of it looking like geniuses. It’s the natural way the universe unfolds, there’s no point in you right-wingers fighting it, resistance is futile.
My famous weather meeting last week with the premiers in Vancouver didn’t go exactly as planned however. It turns out that everyone seemed to be okay with reducing something called gas emissions (Gerald and I can’t stop giggling when one of us says that), but some of them still haven’t quite grasped that this has nothing to do with the weather and that it’s really all about increasing tax revenue. Remember, I’m nothing if not resourceful. So I talked using words like frameworks and common goals then split them into working groups (which is how you conquer dissenters) then everyone clapped. That’s what usually works when I want my people to forget what was originally in their mind and have them get with my program.