Trump ‘Deplorables’ behind Sean Spicer’s Dancing With The Stars staying power
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s staying power on Dancing With The Stars is really bothering the media and the program’s judges, and after President Donald Trump tweeted support for his old employee during Monday night’s episode, the social media floodgates burst with triggered viewers.
About an hour into the two-hour broadcast Trump boosted Spicer’s spicy tweet-ask for supporters to vote strategically and up to 30 times, right before and during the reality program that features celebrities making earnest attempts at ballroom dancing.
Donald Trump Jr. trashed Canadian PM Justin Trudeau via Twitter on Friday, citing job growth in America in comparison to job losses in Canada.
“For perspective the US is about 10X the population of Canada so this would be the equivalent of America shedding 700,000 jobs. Yikes,” tweeted Trump Jr.
“Maybe Justin should watch @realDonaldTrump & learn how to create jobs… or go back to being a substitute drama teacher,” he added. “Either way Canada wins!”
This tweet came as U.S. President Donald Trump boasted adding 226,000 jobs to the American economy this month, while Canada lost 71,200 jobs.
This put America’s unemployment rate to 3.5 percent, while Canada’s grew from 5.5 to 5.9 percent.
This point of heightened tension between Trudeau and Trump comes as a video emerged of the latter mocking him on camera. In response, Trump called Trudeau “two-faced” on camera.
“Well, he’s two-faced… And honestly with Trudeau he’s a nice guy, I find him to be a very nice guy. You know the truth is, I called him out that he’s not paying two percent [GDP on military] and I guess he’s not very happy about it,” Trump said at a NATO press conference on Wednesday.
Lately, Trump also shared a Facebook post ridiculing Trudeau for his job loss.
Leaders from both sides of the aisle, NDP and Conservative, criticized Trudeau’s remarks at the summit.
US President Donald Trump’s official Facebook page shared a post commending him for the American job numbers for November, while calling out Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the abysmal job numbers in Canada, the worst since the 2008 financial crisis.
“Let’s see. President Trump is fighting for America and our economy [sic] just ADDED 266,000 jobs,” starts the post from a Trump supporter shared by the POTUS on Facebook.
“Justin Trudeau was laughing it up in London and the Canadian economy just LOST 71,200 jobs. That’s no joke. Trump wins. Again,” the post ends, referring to Trudeau being caught on a hot mic earlier in the week making fun of Trump to other world leaders when at the NATO anniversary gathering.
Trump responded by calling Trudeau “two-faced” and that the PM didn’t like him calling out Canada as “delinquent” in its defence spending. The US President was also caught on a hot mic when leaving the London saying it was “funny when I said that guy was two-faced.”
On Friday news broke that Canada had lost over 72,000 jobs in the month of November, many Canadians losing their jobs just before the holiday season. The job loss was the biggest in Canada since the 2008 financial crisis.
Trump has been boasting throughout the day about the great jobs report in America and appears to have not forgotten Trudeau talking about him behind his back in London.
Trudeau hasn’t likewise addressed the Canadian jobs report on social media.
Many political experts have said that Trudeau being caught laughing behind Trump’s back could have untold consequences for Canada relationship with the US, especially if Trump is reelected in 2020.
Earlier this week a video was posted by the CBC’s Power & Politics that highlighted politicians including Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron, Boris Johnson, Princess Anne, as well as Mark Rutte gossiping about American President Donald Trump.
The video in question has been viewed more than 19 million times since it was published.
Throughout the video, Trudeau can be heard discussing the president’s team reacting to comments made by the president, seemingly forgetting that his own team had to deal with three cases of blackface in 24 hours during the recent Canadian election. Even that came after he and his party threw two women under the bus for standing up to the Trudeau government and demanding the rule of law be respected.
In response to the comments made by world leaders, Trump stated that Trudeau was “two-faced.”
Following the American response, nearly all Canadian federal opposition leaders called out the prime minister.
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer accused Prime Minister Trudeau of having “poor judgment” and a “love of drama.”
Bloc Quebecois leader Yves-Francois Blanchet stated that the “apparent lack of respect” for Trump “is shopping for some more troubles” with the United States.
Even the left-wing leader of the New Democrat Party Jagmeet Singh agreed with Trump that Trudeau was in fact two-faced. Noting that there was a clear difference between Trudeau in private vs Trudeau in public.
Outside of Canada, the President’s son tweeted out the following highlighting Trudeau’s willingness to put on blackface until he became a member of parliament.
The PM has stated that at the time he did not know to put on blackface was wrong. While the PM has claimed ignorance, according to the Toronto Star article, experts find it quite difficult to believe Trudeau’s claim that he didn’t know the act was wrong,
“It’s totally disingenuous,” says Rinaldo Walcott, director of the University of Toronto’s Women & Gender Studies Institute. “By 2001, when he would have been 29 years old, there would have been debates around these concerns.”
While the Liberals will likely ignore the two-faced nature of their leader, instead preferring to turn this fumble into an ad or campaign moment to fundraise off of some Canadians’ dislike of Trump, the truth is that this mistake does far more than harm Canada’s standings with our closest ally. Perhaps most worryingly, it displays the genuine two-faced nature of our now two-term prime minister to the entire world.
Whether it is the failed promises of electoral reform and limited deficits to a leadership style that focuses on dividing the nation or the shameful handling of the SNC-Lavalin scandal, the many other times Trudeau has broken ethics rules, or perhaps the willingness to take indigenous children to court, there is a clear pattern of two-faced actions.
While Canadians have known that Prime Minister Sunny Ways will say one thing and do another, our closest ally appears to only be awakening to that reality.
As they become fully aware, we Canadians are left to deal with the repercussions, should the United States, for example, decide to reduce trade, increase tariffs, or heck just drag their heals on potentially worthwhile deals as they lose trust in Canadian leadership.
Sadly, if the Prime Minister’s first term shows us anything about the future, this may very well be just the beginning.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau found himself answering for behaviour unbecoming a G7 leader at the close of NATO meetings in London this week and the familiar explanation: He experienced it differently.
During his closing remarks and press conference Wednesday, Trudeau found himself answering for footage of himself, French President Emmanuel Macron, UK PM Boris Johnson and Dutch PM Mark Rutte sharing a laugh at a NATO wine and cheese, purportedly at Trump’s expense.
Trudeau said he told a story to the group at the Buckingham Palace function about getting caught up in the US president’s impromptu and extended engagement with mainstream media.
“Last night I made a reference to the fact there was unscheduled press conference before my meeting with president, and I was happy to take part of it, but it was certainly notable,” Trudeau told reporters the morning after many had reported the video as mockery of Trump.
In the video, a jovial Johnson can be heard saying, “So that’s why you were late?” as he turns toward Macron.
“And when you told Macron, ‘jaws drop’ what were you talking about?” asked another reporter of Trudeau and his story that was caught on mic.
“We were all surprised and pleased to learn the next G7 would be at Camp David,” said Trudeau. “Every different leader has teams who every now and then have their jaws drop at unscheduled surprises, like that video itself for example.”
Notable surprises have been the hallmark of this NATO summit. Before Trudeau’s presser with Trump on Tuesday, Macron was in the POTUS’ sights where Trump asked the French president if he wanted his “nice ISIS fighters” back that the US has “under lock and key” in Syria.
Next up was Trudeau, where Trump cornered the Canadian PM on military spending in the context of NATO commitments.
During the 30 minute Q&A with media in attendance, Trump described Canada’s NATO readiness as an expression of annual two-percent GDP military spending as “slightly delinquent”.
It’s a figure NATO adopted in 2014, before Trump or Trudeau ever occupied high office in their respective countries, but one Trump uses as cudgel against alliance members who fall short.
The moment becomes awkward as Trump presses Trudeau, turns to an attaché for figures, and also made headline news.
And this morning, during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Trump described Trudeau as “two-faced” when asked about the Canadian PM.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn’t or wouldn’t say if he apologized to Trump, or even whether he learned anything about speaking out of school at such events.
However, Trudeau acknowledged that Trump’s military ask from NATO alliance members is legitimate.
“I think we saw from last year in NATO, that this is a concern that the States legitimately has that other countries need to step up,” said Trudeau, who continued to play defence on whether his actions had hurt relations with the Trump administration.
“I think people know the relationship between Canada and US is deep, and goes well beyond a relationship between prime minister and a president.”
The prime minister began his press conference lauding NATO and reminisced about the pride he felt when his late-father and PM Pierre Trudeau took him on an official visit of Canadian troops stationed in Europe during the height of the Cold War.
Trudeau also announced that Canada would be contributing six fighter jets and a frigate to NATO’s 430 Readiness Force; as the alliance describes it, 30 battalions; 30 air squadrons; and 30 naval combat vessels ready to use within 30 days.