Trudeau is being mocked on Twitter. Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose has chastised Trudeau for calling Castro remarkable. Conservative foreign affairs critic Peter Kent has accused Trudeau of being naïve.
Even hard-right U.S. Republicans, such as Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, have attacked the Canadian prime minister.
That all of this is happening is not surprising. What is surprising is that Trudeau seems to care what these people think.
His father wouldn’t have cared. Pierre Trudeau wouldn’t have snubbed Fidel Castro just to mollify social media, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.
He would have gone proudly to the old villain’s funeral.
First off, anyone who thinks Justin Trudeau gave Castro's send off a pass because of something Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz said is clearly out to lunch.And in spite of themselves, Canadians would have loved him for going.
Second of all, if Walkom's such a huge Castro fan, why didn't he go to the funeral?
Toronto Star readers would have loved him for that.