Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has publicly disagreed with United States President Donald Trump's recent tweets about diverse congresswomen, and he did so in pretty Canadian fashion on Monday. Trudeau's response to the latest Trump tweets stopped short of labelling them as explicitly racist. However, Trudeau went to lengths to stress that there's an entirely different attitude north of the border.
In a series of posts on his Twitter account over the weekend, Trump implored four Democrat congresswomen to "go back" to their respective birth nations instead of aspiring to change the social and political climate of the U.S.
Naturally, the Republican president claimed he was not intending the comments as a racist remark, as reported by ABC News, but he has nonetheless received plenty of criticism.
However, no riposte to his remarks will sting quite as passive-aggressively as the one Trudeau launched at a press conference on Monday.
"I think Canadians - and, indeed, people around the world - know exactly what I think about those particular comments," he told a press conference on Monday, as quoted by CBC News.
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"That is not how we do things in Canada. A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian. The diversity of our country is actually one of our greatest strengths and a source of tremendous resilience and pride for Canadians, and we will to continue to defend that."
Take that, Donald!
Differing stances on a large number of social, economic, and political issues have seen the two heads of state butt heads on numerous occasions. This time, though, Trudeau washed his hands of Trump's words in the most Canadian way possible.
Maybe Trudeau, like some Canadians, is still smarting from the backhanded compliment Trump gave the country earlier this year.