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Justin Trudeau Fidel Castro

Justin Trudeau Fidel Castro

Justin Trudeau Fidel Castro

Justin Trudeau Fidel Castro

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has criticized the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, questioning the ills that befell Cuba after he died.

Canada

Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, bore an uncanny resemblance to British Conservative politician Benjamin Disraeli, who became U.K. prime minister one year after the 1867 creation of Canada.

Justin Trudeau’s affectionate comments were a radical departure from American reactions to Mr. Castro’s death — the White House diplomatically said it hoped for warmer relations with Cuba, while President-elect Donald J. Trump gleefully posted on Twitter, “Fidel Castro is dead!” — and his statement was quickly condemned by political observers in both the United States and Canada. (Source: www.nytimes.com)

Son

The article sets the scene by discussing the promiscuity of Pierre Trudeau and his wife Margaret in excruciating detail, a sentence I am both amused and ashamed to have just typed. It aggressively asserts that: “It is a fact the Trudeaus were in the Caribbean in Spring 1971. It is a fact they adored Castro. It is a fact the Trudeaus were swingers” (Leibowitcz, 2020). Examine how this information is presented. We are first given a legitimate fact, the Trudeaus were in the Carribean in the spring of ‘71. The next claim is more subjective; the Trudeaus “adored” Castro. They certainly had good relations, at least in comparison to the United States at the time. However, to say that they “adored” Castro is not only a stretch, but a purposefully deceitful choice of language. Finally, we are presented with the fact that the Trudeaus were swingers. While it is true that Margaret did have an affair with Ted Kennedy (after all, nothing bad ever happens to the Kennedys!) calling them swingers in this context is a purposeful misnomer. During the height of his popularity in the late 60’s Pierre was described as a fresh, handsome and hip politician, not unlike his son. At the time, swinger was not a term for promiscuity but rather a term to describe someone new and cool. A prominent example of this is the term “

“I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away,” Mr. Trudeau said. (His father, Pierre Trudeau, served as prime minister for over 15 years.) “It was also a real honour to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba.” (Source: www.nytimes.com)

 

 

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