"He said hateful misogynist things about my wife," he said.
One day after an incident with a protester in B.C., Justin Trudeau has spoken out about what happened and why he roasted the person who "went after" his family.
According to Global News, the protester had yelled obscenities at Trudeau and also made derogatory comments about his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. At one point, he shouted back and said, "Isn't there a hospital you should be going to bother right now?"
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At a campaign stop in B.C. on September 14, Trudeau was asked about what happened and his response to the protester.
"I think Canadians know I have pretty thick skin and I am able to take all sorts of different abuse especially if it means that someone is not somewhere else hassling frontline health workers or vulnerable Canadians," he said.
"But he went after my family. He said hateful misogynist things about my wife," Trudeau continued.
The Liberal leader has encountered protesters at a few of his events during the election campaign, one of which had to be cancelled because people's safety couldn't be guaranteed. Both Jagmeet Singh and Erin O'Toole have condemned people protesting at Trudeau's events and throwing rocks at him.