Skip to comments.Meltdown: Justin Trudeau Defends Presence at Elite Fundraisers as Approval Plummets
Posted on 12/14/2016 11:41:04 AM PST by billorites
Liberal Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the nations House of Commons Tuesday that he has attended lavish fundraisers for his familys foundation to create economic growth for the middle class.
His defense of his participation in fundraisers thrown by the Pierre Trudeau Foundation which he renounced his official position in upon becoming the leader of the Liberal Party follows an admission that he allowed attendees to lobby him at these fundraisers, a clear violation of Liberal Party bylaws.
The metastasizing cash-for-access scandal follows a calamitous month for Canadas Liberals in which, partly triggered by Trudeaus effusive praise for dictator Fidel Castro, public approval of the Liberal Party dropped 9 percentage points.
Confronted by Conservative Party leader Rona Ambrose in the House of Commons Tuesday, Trudeau insisted that his presence at Trudeau Foundation fundraisers was a ploy to defend middle class interests.
No matter where I am or who I am talking to I always talk about the same thing: The fact that our priorities are to create economic growth for the middle class, Trudeau said Tuesday, responding to a barbed question from Ambrose: When did money become more important than the integrity of his office? He insisted that, at these fundraisers, he discussed increasing taxes for the 1 per cent of the wealthiest so we are able to reduce them for the middle class.
Trudeau also denied involvement with the Trudeau Foundation, calling it an independent foundation established in the memory of my father with which I ceased to have any engagement shortly after having become leader of the Liberal Party. The Globe and Mail notes that opposition MPs erupted in howls of laughter at his denial.
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This all feels vaguely familiar.
You would think he would still be mourning dad’s passing in Cuba last week.
Amy leaked emails coming out?
I wouldn’t be surprised very soon a scandal erupts that will result in a quick vote of no-confidence and Trudeau will be out as Prime Minister.
My first thought also.
Deja vu all over again....................Yogi Berra
It’s deja vu all over again.
Like we’ve seen it all before, for some strange reason.............weird..........
Good to see this.
Beat me by thismuch.
I’m experiencing deja too, too.
For sure! Is it possible that people will reach the gag point with these BS Liberals?
If it doesn’t happen soon, I don’t know what it would take.
Lear Jet Leftists plan on ruling the world. Literally.
Just so you know. Castro was a close family friend, not his father.
Wow—this hasn’t taken long!
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