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#Trudeaueulogies trends after controversial Castro statement

Justin Trudeau issued a statement on Fidel Castro, and everyone hated it



Following the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, the Prime Minister’s Office issued an official statement from Justin Trudeau that garnered immediate criticism.

In the statement, Trudeau said that “it is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President.”

Trudeau went on to say that, while Castro was “a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for ‘el Comandante’.”

The statement also noted Castro was “a legendary revolutionary and orator,” and “a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century.”

It was roundly condemned, including by former Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio, a Cuban American.

One pundit, J.J. McCullough, a conservative commentator and cartoonist, started the hashtag #Trudeaueulogies as a way to parody Trudeau’s statement.

The hashtag quickly gathered steam.

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#Trudeaueulogies trends after controversial Castro statement

  1. If I can recall, it was just a couple of years ago the Conservative party of Canada were taking credit for opening talks between Castro and the Obama Administration, interesting today, the conservatives are going all APO over Trudeau’s comments. A little rich for conservatives to be on the war path today, and the conservatives didn’t mind dealing with Castro when they were in power either, if I can recall, vacations and business was just as popular on the conservative watch, when they were in power. They can’t have it both ways. Castro was a man to be admired, I agree with Trudeau, if Castro didn’t take hold of Cuba after the USSR parted ways, the US would have swallowed it up, as a matter of fact, like a lot of people who live there at this present time, as well as the present elect POTUS, they waited for this day to come. If the US pushes too much freedom from Cuba, it may end up on their shores, you know them lovely scenic beaches.

    • Oh DUH…..there’s a big difference between opening talks and actually praising the dictator. Is that too fine a point for you to pick up on? You have to be a libtard.

      • Is it possible to engage in dialogue without having to resort to insults? Adding insults does not strengthen your argument.

    • At the time, it was well known that Trudeau Senior was a card carrying communist for at least 15 years. That’s why he wasn’t allowed into the U.S. for that period of time. His empathy for Castro was enhanced by his friendship with Khrushchev. Trudeau Junior is following his father’s friendships. After all, he and his mother and father took him and his brother to Cuba when dad was Canada’s prime minister.

    • My gawd you are dense. Obama wanted to end the trade embargo with Cuba and asked Harper to facilitate it. He did. Cubans deserve to have decent food to eat; be able to purchase toiletries and items the tourists that visit there can purchase and perhaps at some point, they will have the freedom to travel around their own island and even off it if they wish to. These are all things they do not have at present despite how wonderful Justin Trudeau believes Fidel Castro was to have provided good education and healthcare. Castro might have had good intentions and might have done some good things but how could anyone say his actions were to be admired. How is arresting citizens, torturing and murdering citizens to be admired? What sort of end justifies these kinds of activities in order to reach it? The point of these Trudeau eulogies is that every murdering dictator did a few good things and likely every one started out with some good intentions but they abandoned their morals too easily. That’s why the Cuban citizens are not crying over his death. They are dancing in the streets.

    • ” If the US pushes too much freedom from Cuba, it may end up on their shores, you know them lovely scenic beaches.”
      with reasoning like this it’s no surprise that you somehow think Castro is a great man.

  2. Lol, some of these are gold. Imagine what Justin would have said if he were PM when Bin Laden got whacked.