Canada’s liberal prime minister Justin Trudeau has been caught in a scandal. He gave a wide berth to a friend with lobbying interests and accepted a free holiday on a private island. He was called out by a member of the Canadian media and his answer bordered on gibberish.
Justin Trudeau’s video clip about his all-expenses-paid vacation will haunt him and his party
Justin Trudeau has become the first prime minister in history to have been found guilty of contravening the Conflict of Interest Act.
Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Mary Dawson found that he violated four sections of the law in connection with taking a family vacation on an island owned by the Aga Khan.
But as damning as Dawson’s report is, Trudeau’s fumbling response to a question from the CBC’s Rosemary Barton might cause the most political damage.
It’s the video clip from hell and it came after Barton pointed out that the prime minister took a free holiday from someone he considers a friend.
Then Barton asked why Trudeau didn’t recogize “this might not have been okay”
After a few moments, he found his footing.
“On the issue about family vacation with a personal friend, it wasn’t considered that there would be an issue there,” Trudeau said.
Watch the video:
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That’s the guy the American liberal media swoons over? Yeesh.