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Is Trudeau Trying to Clean Up His Image?

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The Toronto Star is at it again, desperately trying to rehabilitate Justin Trudeau‘s tattered image.

Susan Delacourt’s exclusive interview reads like a PR puff piece, portraying the Liberal Prime Minister as some sort of misunderstood victim. In fact, Trudeau made unbelievable statements in the interview, further cementing him as an out of touch elite.

Delacourt also has deep ties to the Liberals. Could this be another CBC case? Are our taxpayer dollars going straight into her pockets?

The Toronto Star can try to polish his image all they want, but the stench of Trudeau’s failed leadership pollutes the nation.

Is this really a planned-out ploy to fix Trudeau’s botched image? And more importantly – could the Liberals possibly sink any lower?

The Toronto Star’s latest attempt to rehabilitate Justin Trudeau’s battered public image is both sad and predictable. Susan Delacourt’s fawning interview with the struggling Prime Minister reads more like political fan fiction than journalism.

The article is an “exclusive” by the Toronto Star, a famously Liberal publication that has always gone against the common sense grain.

It was also written by Susan Delacourt, who has been a mentor at the Trudeau Foundation since 2016. Coincidence much?

Could this be another Liberal ploy to make you feel bad of their Prime Minister? It definitely feels that way.

Delacourt seems to be trying to sweeten how Canadians feel about Justin Trudeau. But it’s impossible, and he is already finished.
The polls are saying that, the voters are saying that, and all arrows seem to be pointing in one direction. So why are the Liberals currently trying to cover it up?

For over 1500 words, she provides Trudeau an unchallenged platform to portray himself as a misunderstood victim just trying his best in “tough times.”

Of course, Delacourt and her historically Liberal propaganda outlet fail to mention that most of these so-called “tough times” are a direct result of Trudeau’s own incompetence and failed leadership.

When asked about these “tough times,” this is what Trudeau had to say.

“Define ‘tough times,’ because that sounds like Monday to me,” Trudeau said. “Every day is tough. We’re running a country in a really, really complex time.”
A complex time it is indeed, Mr. Trudeau.

By complex you must mean how the housing and affordability crisis have become exacerbated under his watch. Runaway inflation and a strained healthcare system exacerbated under his leadership. Fracturing national unity and skyrocketing national debt accrued, after eight years of him in charge.

But Trudeau acts blameless, musing philosophically about the fickle nature of public sentiment and complex policy dilemmas, as if external forces beyond his control have led us to this point.

It’s a clever political tactic and Delacourt is all too eager to play along, never once pushing back on Trudeau’s self-serving narrative.

Delacourt also wrote about the current state of the world, with wars erupting left and right, and Trudeau plummeting in the polls amid a raging affordability crisis.

But Delacourt also felt the need to mention the current political climate of our Southern neighbors, the United States.

She wrote: “Canada’s largest ally and neighbor, the United States, is flirting with the prospect of putting Donald Trump back in the White House, with all the collateral damage that could bring to Canada and the world.”

Is having a true Conservative in office considered “collateral damage” for Delacourt? A provocative statement, offered without elaboration or justification.

This is a common rhetorical tactic of the Liberal establishment – demonizing conservative leaders to stoke fear and tribalism. Delacourt knows most Toronto Star readers despise Trump, so she leverages that to vilify him further and, by extension, Canada’s own Conservative party.

Never mind that when Trump was actually in office, he posed no threat to Canada. On the contrary, he negotiated an improved NAFTA deal and held a productive relationship with Trudeau.

But Delacourt isn’t concerned with nuance or accuracy. Her only goal is to portray conservatism as dangerous and fire up the Liberal base. Hence the inflammatory language about “collateral damage.”

Do the Liberals know that in reality, Donald Trump is actually more popular in Canada than our own Prime Minister?

This reveals the hypocrisy at the heart of modern liberalism. Progressives claim a monopoly on tolerance and decency, yet traffic constantly in simplistic caricatures of their opponents. They allege conservatives are divisive, while actively stoking division themselves.

Delacourt’s Trump smear encapsulates this hypocrisy perfectly. She published an entire article lamenting how polarized politics has become, then threw unsubstantiated partisan punches anyway. It’s sadly par for the course with our morally bankrupt Liberal establishment these days.

Canadians see through such blatant propaganda tactics though. We understand demonizing your opponents is not virtuous statesmanship. It’s cynical plotting at its worst, and does tremendous damage to democratic discourse.

Perhaps Delacourt should reflect more on her own role perpetuating division, instead of painting leaders like Trump or Poilievre as villains that she simply disagrees with politically. That would be a constructive first step in healing our dangerously polarized politics.

This friendly interview also allows Trudeau to hit all the familiar talking points. He claims he still deeply cares about regular Canadians, despite what the polls and protests suggest.

He tries to justify uncontrolled mass immigration as necessary for the economy, even as it strains housing and healthcare to the breaking point. He blames conservative premiers for stoking regional divisions, ignoring his own role in inflaming Western alienation.

“One of the challenges around getting more housing built is having more construction workers. And one of the challenges we have around wait times in our health-care system is getting more health-care workers. We know that shutting down immigration would not even be a theoretical answer to that,” Trudeau said.

Delacourt even felt the need to write about how “complicated” it must be for him. Poor Trudeau. Was his Jamaica vacation too complicated, too?

Delacourt even said “when times are tough, people aren’t in the mood to hear that the problems have complicated causes or solutions. That’s true about immigration, but also inflation and the cost of living or foreign interference in our democracy.”

Well newsflash, Delacourt, people are indeed not going to be happy about the surging inflation, the burden of an affordability crisis, bad immigration policies, and undemocratic foreign interference.

She laments that people just don’t want to hear about the complexities behind these crises, as if citizens should be more understanding of the Liberals’ political difficulties.

But regular working Canadians enduring actual hardship don’t care about rhetorical complexities. They want political leadership that acknowledges their very real daily struggles to make ends meet and access basic services. And this article just highlights how the Liberals are so out of touch with that.

At one point Trudeau even has the audacity to blame social media and the decline of traditional media for his unpopularity, as if critical coverage from Canadian media has brought him down rather than his own failed policies.

All the while, Delacourt provides no journalistic scrutiny, just tossing softballs for Trudeau to virtuously parry away.

Of course, the timing of this Toronto Star exclusive is no coincidence either.

With Pierre Poilievre’s Conservatives surging in the polls and Trudeau’s personal popularity plummeting, his Liberal backers are desperate to rehabilitate his public image ahead of the next election.

Getting the country’s most prominent Liberal pundit to provide him almost 1500 words of uncritical fawning is just another part of this blatant image rehab campaign.

Canadians see through such transparent ploys though.

No staged interview can undo the damage Trudeau has done to our economy, unity, and international standing over the past seven years.

When his apology tour rolls through town, no one is buying the act. We don’t need the Toronto Star to tell us how to feel about Justin Trudeau. His record speaks for itself and no amount of Liberal fan fiction will change that.

Trudeau is beyond rehabilitation at this point.

The longer he clings bitterly to power, the more damage he does to both his party and the nation as a whole. The Prime Minister may crave the spotlight but his credibility is gone. The jig is up. No one believes the spin anymore. Not the voters, not the press, and certainly not Pierre Poilievre’s Conservatives.

Delacourt’s exclusive interview is just the latest sad attempt by Canada’s Liberal propaganda machine to rewrite Trudeau’s failed legacy. But their beloved leader is finished and no amount of staged access journalism from his fawning apologists in the media will change that stark reality.

Trudeau has long shown contempt for the actual concerns of working Canadians. Now we’re showing our contempt for his tired excuses and deflections.

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