Rather than trying to defuse tense situations like real leaders do, Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has upped the rhetoric and continued to insult anyone who disagrees with him.
But it took a nasty turn when Trudeau responded to a question in Parliament asked by Conservative MP Melissa Lantsman and essentially called Canada’s first Jewish woman elected to Parliament, a Nazi supporter.
Lantsman had pointed out a previous statement that Trudeau made in 2015: “If Canadians are going to trust their government, their government needs to trust Canadians.”
And then Lantsman asked why the Prime Minister is now referring to the truck convoy protesters calling for an end to the COVID mandates as “very often misogynistic, racist, women-haters, science-deniers, the fringe.”
Trudeau responded with, “Conservative Party members can stand with people who wave swastikas, they can stand with people who wave the Confederate flag.”
After suggesting Lantsman, who descended from Holocaust survivors, supported Nazis, MPs called for an apology. Instead, the Prime Minister abruptly walked out of Parliament.
It should be noted that in the last federal election, Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party only received 32% of the popular vote.