PM Justin Trudeau Gets The Cover Star Treatment From The Latest Issue Of "Rolling Stone"

Submitted by: doiknowyou 8 months ago in News & Politics


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on the cover of Rolling Stone this week, with perhaps the perfect tagline: "Why Can't He Be Our President?" Here's what you need to know from Trudeau's profile.

First off, writer Stephen Rodrick basically calls him the anti-Trump: "It's strange to witness: He speaks in a modulated, indoor voice. His dark hair is a color found in nature. At home, there is a glamorous wife and three photogenic children, still not old enough to warm his seat at next week's G-20 summit or be involved in an espionage scandal."

Rodrick also gets into how Trudeau is perceived in Canada, and it's not always positive. Example: he notes that some in Canada call Trudeau "emotionally intelligent," which Rodrick explains, "is Canadian for 'the man is a mimbo.'" His critics also call him a "shiny pony" because some say he's too into himself. Apparently, his wife once had to grab his arm at an event and urge him to "be humble."

Rodrick also mentions the the most embarrassing political stunt of Trudeau career: A 2011 boxing match against a conservative lawmaker for a cancer fundraiser. "You can't find anyone who isn't lying who didn't think it was a terrible idea," Marc Miller, a member of parliament who was an old classmate, told Rolling Stone. (Some say the match was staged, but that's a rumor.)



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There are 25 comments:
Male 11,747
Why isn't he our president? We just had a charming, young, hip, funny, intelligent, well spoken, thoughtful, even-tempered president. Things move in cycles. Now we get the exact opposite for a while.
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Male 276
holygod The only time he wasn't "well spoken" was when the teleprompters cut out.
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Male 11,747
moldysod good talking point. I've heard it before. Sorta ruined by the hundreds of hours of footage of him being just as erudite and articulate in interviews and off the cuff moments. 
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Male 812
Hmm I feel that this guy is too overrated.
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Male 509
Meh.  PR stunt which his handlers seem to do all the time being the Liberal mascot.  People like him because he isn't Harper, but has kept a number of policies of the Harper era despite promising "real change."  The NDP leader, Mulcair, gave him the title of Harper-lite, which seems to be quite accurate thus far.  Many of the changes have been skin-deep while the Liberals have flipped on a number of larger issues since their election campaign.  Change from Harper?  Yes.  Canadian idol?  No. 
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Male 1,487
I like my politicians Cosa Nostra affiliated...sue me
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Male 509
doiknowyou  I have no idea what that means.  Connected gangsterism?
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Male 1,487
Beaverfever Yeah, the montreal mob always had a hand with the liberal parties. Both federal and especially provincial (QC)
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Male 509
doiknowyou Ah.  Gotcha.  Yeah, that's pretty much a pre-req for any governing party.  Gotta grease the palms.  Sad state of affairs imo.  
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Female 5,285
+a cool 10 million dollars to a murdering terrorist
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Male 1,273
melcervini  Given to the citizen because the then prime-minister Stephen Harper didn't have the stomach to do what was right and defend the citizen's rights, but instead did what the fear mongering right wanted done.  The $10M was the cost of the fallout of that political decision.

As for being a murdering terrorist - a 15-year old is a child soldier, period.
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Male 70
punko Chrétien and Martin, both Liberal PMs let Khadr sit in Gitmo and did nothing. It was Harper who actually got him back to Canada. Trudeau snuck this payment to this terrorist on Canada Day (of all days) to minimize the publicity. He said it was to save an expensive legal battle (since when do the Liberals care about saving money) but he really just wanted it to go away without any scrutiny. And by the way, 61% of Liberal voter disagree with the payout. 
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5,046
Trudeau is worse than Obama. Nothing but constant liberal virtue signaling.
Although that's a good way to distract people from udder incompetence
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Male 42,233
dm2754 Nothing but legalize marijuana, national healthcare, aid to senior citizens 
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You Are RIGHT! He's an ass hole!!! 
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Gerry1of1 I like how you didn't read my post before responding to it. But that's a typical social justice Warrior response. And yes legalize marijuana is a bad thing.
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Male 1,273
Gerry1of1 Legalizing pot was a campaign promise.  He hasn't done anything  significant for healthcare.  However, one of the strongest things done was to legalized assisted dying in Canada.  Prev. PM Harper never had the stones to commit to reducing harm.  The conservatives have been moved too far to the right since the old red tory days of Joe Clark to actually commit to helping Canadian in need.
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Male 70
punko He also approved 2 out of 3 proposed pipelines. That's the easy part. Let's see how he handles the never ending native protests.
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Male 42,233

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Male 1,487
Gerry1of1 Not to forget taking in the transgendered troops Trump is leaving behind
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Male 42,233
Not only would I fuck him...... I'D VOTE FOR HIM!!!
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Male 9,447
he likes to get attention
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Male 8,904
Trudeau is alright.  A huge step over the Tori's/Harper Administration that we were suffering under.  Trudeau isn't perfect but he's definitely a step in the right direction!
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normalfreak2 I see it is more of an overcorrection in the other direction
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Male 21,367
That boxing match was a revelation.
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