Trudeau’s ego-driven foreign aid exposed by cavalier $50M tweet
One suspects thousands, if not millions, in Canada and around the world who are Twitter addicts spewed their coffees halfway across the room when Justin Trudeau, as prime minister, blasely sent out his tweet to comedian Trevor Noah pledging $50 million of our money toward his charitable cause.
It doesn’t really matter what Noah’s charity was, although it was a rather good one. What matters is that Trevor Noah is a big-time celebrity and Justin Trudeau needed a boost to his self-esteem via a shot of dopamine, and what better a fix than one of the world’s top comedians with a huge television fan base giving you a public highfive and shout-out?
It would be rocket fuel for Trudeau’s ego.
For us taxpayers, however, it meant another $50 million IOU on top of a huge stack of others from a government that just can’t stop giving aid money, even to regimes with badass dictators like China, North Korea and Iran.
This is money, of course, that will not go into universal health care, tax breaks for the working class or the elimination of one puff of greenhouse gas being added to the “climate emergency” that is scaring the wits out of young people who see doomsday as less than 12 years away.
What Trudeau was doing with that pledge to Noah was putting that significant donation onto our credit card to pay for his adrenaline shot.
“Hey (Trevor Noah),” Trudeau tweeted. “Thanks for everything you’re doing to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s legacy at the (Global Citizen) festival. Sorry I can’t be with you — but how about Canada pledges $50 (million) to (Education Cannot Wait) to support education for women and girls around the world? Work for you? Let’s do it.”
Noah then flashed Trudeau’s tweet on a big screen to his worldwide audience, and Trudeau’s personal mission was accomplished. He was again centre stage. The Liberals claimed, of course, that the donation had been three weeks in the making. But so what if it was?
“This is amazing,” Noah shouted out to the concert crowd and then, on cue, Trudeau’s $50-million tweet was uploaded for viewers.
This would be like what to Trudeau, a drug rush?
What Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is proposing is to cut Canada’s $6-billion foreign aid by 25% and focus only on the neediest.
This, of course, makes perfect sense to everyone except those who make their bucks off the poverty industry.
What got short shrift, however, was Scheer’s promise not to take a single penny from foreign aid destined to organizations supporting abortion — not one cent.
As soon as the election mud really began to fly, the Trudeau Liberals have been trying to demonize Scheer as if it’s a sure thing he will reopen the abortion debate the moment he’s PM, as well as same-sex marriage.
The result was another pile-on against Scheer in Wednesday’s French-only leaders’ debate hosted by francophone media giant Quebecor.
Despite becoming blue in the face repeating that those issues were long ago settled by Canadians, and that he has personally deep-sixed them too, the Trudeau Liberals keep churning it out as if Scheer is some wild-eyed evangelistic conspirator with a secret agenda.
If so, Scheer must be the greatest actor ever seen, perhaps even a better than the drama queen himself.
But that’s probably asking too much of the Liberals.
They’ve been programmed into believing the sun rises and sets on their leader, despite more than ample evidence now that he’s “not as advertised.”
It’s a dilemma that comes with worshipping false gods.