Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has done it again.
During a friendly interview with Germany’s second-largest newspaper, BILD, last week, Trudeau, in Hamburg for the G20 meeting, was asked by the popular tabloid: “Just very briefly, what is your view on Germany?”
Trudeau starts off well enough, describing Germans as “wonderful, thoughtful people” adding, “my stepfather was born in East Germany. I was raised to love German culture and German food – even the red cabbage. It’s something I feel a tremendous kinship to.”
OK, silly, but harmless.
But then Trudeau, unprompted, follows up with this gem.
In a bid to compliment his German hosts, according to the transcript of the interview published by BILD, Trudeau says:
“You are perhaps a little more … I’m looking for the right word – predictable? No, you’re more organized, maybe, than Canadians can be. We’ve got enough French and Latin blood in us to be less organized.”The Toronto Sun editorialist is affronted--and rightly so--because our dim bulb prime minister is making "exactly the kind of stereotypical and sweeping generalizations [he's] always scolding Canadians about." However, I see something far more disturbing being floated here: the idea that German "blood" is superior to the "blood" of others.
Seems to me we fought an entire world war re that one.