The mainstream media may have reported about him as so-called “champion” of liberal views and politics- that is, when they are not frivolously obsessed with his supposed eye-candy looks. But in reality, in the global political world stage, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau could not be more insignificant.
The Duran reported that at the G-20 Summit, President Donald Trump showed just how much-or how little- he regards the Canadian leader. While Trump showed much respect for Russian President Vladimir Putin, he has apparently much less regard for the younger Trudeau. And one incident illustrates this.
Before the start of a plenary session with all the G-20 leaders, Trump started a conversation with Brazil’s president Michel Temer, asking “How’s Brazil doing?” Temer answered through an interpreter:” It’s better. The economy’s booming.” In the background then was Trudeau standing like an errant schoolboy. Trump and Temer continued their chat about business when Trump concluded: “Okay, I’ll work that out.” Then Trump true to form managed to add, with a jab at Canada and Trudeau:”But we’ll keep Canada out of it.”
The response of Trudeau? An incoherent, “No, Canada…uh..ha…no no”. Trump just gave Trudeau a patronizing tap on the back before walking away. It seems that he has no desire or intention of “wasting” time with the “little boy.” The brushed aside Canadian had to call out after Trump and uttered:”Donald!”.
Trump has praised Trudeau in public describing him as “wonderful” and doing an “excellent job” which some find actually condescending- exactly how savvy Trump intended it to be. Truth is, the two are simply politically poles apart. The Duran describes Trudeau as a pre-fabricated cookie-cutter social liberal and Trump as the insurgent conservative populist. There is almost no area of significance in which they see eye to eye, in a range of issues from immigration to trade.
Trudeau was photographed at the summit’s dinner sitting silently alone while other top world leaders animatedly engaged in friendly conversations in their table. The Duran assessed Trudeau’s performance at the G-20 summit as:
”Overall, the slick metrosexual Trudeau has cut a pretty pathetic figure at the summit. But not for behaving badly. Rather, Trudeau’s problem seems to be that no one notices him at all.”
And that’s the best Canada has to offer.