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Trudeau does Trump's dirty work, bites off more China dragon than he can chew

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18.01.2019

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 47, is famous for his good looks and quick smile, but unfortunately being photogenic does not guarantee political instincts, which he seems to be sorely lacking.

Last February, for example, during a visit to India, Trudeau’s cabinet sent a formal dinner invitation to Jaspal Atwal, an attempted murderer from a Sikh organization that India ranks as a terrorist group. Although the invite was eventually rescinded, it certainly made a lasting impression on his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi.

On another cringe-worthy occasion, the self-proclaimed “proud feminist” interrupted a young woman at a political event for using the term “mankind,” explaining pedantically that the correct nomenclature was “peoplekind.” This may have been the first town hall meeting in history where airsickness bags were needed.

It’s this sort of insufferable desire-to-please-everyone phoniness that helps explain why Canada’s most powerful Liberal is suffering precipitous drops on the popularity front. And now Justin Trudeau has managed to outdo even Justin Trudeau.

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In early December, amid a major blow-up between the US and China over tariffs, Trudeau’s government arrested Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the Chinese tech giant Huawei. Meng is not your typical office worker. She is the daughter of Ren Zhengfei, the founder and CEO of Huawei. Needless to say, the officious Chinese took tremendous offense at her incarceration, which has since been ‘upgraded’ to house-arrest status as she awaits extradition to God’s Country.

The founder and CEO of #Huawei Technologies Co has dismissed spying accusations that have vexed the company in its overseas........

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