Justin Trudeau Takes A Knee For George Floyd…It Backfires Miserably
(Tea Party 247) – Oh, Justin Trudeau.
When will you stop completely humiliating yourself? Or all “peoplekind” for that matter?
This week, the Candian PM took a knee in support of the anti-police brutality protests that have broken out around the world in response to the killing of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis last week.
This week, dozens of demonstrators outside the Candian parliament to show their support for Black Lives Matter in the US.
Trudeau joined them and while he didn’t speak, he clapped and nodded along as others spoke and led chants.
He also took a knee in support of the protests, leading some to speculate if he was the first world leader to do so.
But Trudeau, who has a rather spotty history of, um, dressing up in costumes, also faced some hecklers.
“Go home, blackface,” shouted one, in reference to photos of Trudeau sporting honest-to-goodness blackface for a play he participated in decades ago.
— Turdeau Not PM (@turdeau) June 5, 2020
Social media was no more kind, nothing that “you don’t need lectures on racism from people who wear blackface.”
RT if you don't need lectures on racism from people who wear blackface like Ralph Northam & Justin Trudeau!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 5, 2020
Trudeau has been facing tough questions over his record of dealing with racism and discrimination in Canada that go beyond his youthful transgressions. Critics accused him of doing nothing but talking over inequalities that black and indigenous people face in Canada. New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh challenged Trudeau to actually do something about disproportionate incarceration of black people and damages done by the welfare system to First Nations kids this week.
The Prime Minister has also been called out for continuing to approve construction of pipelines through the land of indigenous people despite protests and his own promises.
After Justin Trudeau joined the climate march for a photo-op he doubled down on building the pipeline. #cdnpoli
— Derrick O'Keefe (@derrickokeefe) June 5, 2020
The Prime Minister’s previous attempt at interacting with the George Floyd movement also provided mixed results. When asked about his response to Donald Trump calling for military force to pacify the protests, Trudeau couldn’t give an answer for more than 20 seconds. And even then, his answer was less than satisfying to many.
Asked about Trump's handling of the protests, Trudeau pauses for 22 sec (!!) before offering meaningless platitudes; no condemnation or even criticism.
Had it been a non-Western country, there would've been no pause followed by a strong condemnation and probably some sanctions. https://t.co/6YSVs2Hmf7
— Trita Parsi (@tparsi) June 2, 2020
He was also unable to give a coherent reply when asked if Canada would be paying reparations for slavery.