It’s all fun and games to laugh at the infamous statement Justin Trudeau made about basic dictatorships but if you are in Taiwan, there is a real problem.
Asked this week to stand up for Taiwan, the democratic China, Trudeau wouldn’t. Before we get into what happened this week, it is important to remember where Trudeau’s basic dictatorship comes from.
In November 2013, Trudeau was attending a Liberal fundraiser, billed as a ladies night with Justin. When asked by an audience member what country he admired most other than Canada, he stunned millions of Canadians.
There is a level of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime and say we need to go green, we need to start, you know, investing in solar. There is a flexibility that I know Stephen Harper must dream about: having a dictatorship where you can do whatever you wanted, that I find quite interesting.
Let that sink in.
Not only does he say he admires a dictatorship. Not only does he lie about China going green on a dime, they haven’t. He admits that being able to have, “a dictatorship where you can do whatever you wanted, that I find quite interesting.”
Trudeau is not a dictator and I wouldn’t accuse him of that, despite some tendencies he has. But when it comes to foreign policy, the prime minister has the full ability to change direction on a whim.