Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is featured on the newest cover and in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine and the magazine asks: Why can’t he be our president?
“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,” the story says.
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) July 26, 2017
“When Trudeau moves on to his feminist bona fides (women and minorities make up more than half of his Cabinet), he pauses for a moment, but does not lose his train of thought. His words are coherent and will not need to be run through Google Translate when he is done (except if you want to translate his French into English).”
The Hill added:
The story also notes Trump is calling for Planned Parenthood to be defunded, while Trudeau is pro-choice and abortions are provided as part of Canada’s universal healthcare. It also compares the Trump administration’s call for harsher sentences for marijuana users to Trudeau admitting he smoked marijuana after being elected to Parliament and campaigning on legalizing it in his country.
“Justin Trudeau is trying to Make Canada Great Again. He is using, let us say, different methods,” the profile continues.
“In 2015, Trudeau met Syrian refugees at the airport and handed out winter coats. One of the refugees thanked him a year later in person on Canadian radio. Trudeau wept. Another named his son after the PM. Meanwhile, Trump is pushing Muslim bans, and Mike Pence went to court to prevent any Syrian refugees from coming to his state.”
It also notes Trudeau’s good relationship with Trump.
”We have a great neighbor in Canada, and Justin is doing a spectacular job in Canada,” Trump said at the G-20 summit earlier this month.
Trudeau said he disagrees with Trump “on a whole bunch” but the two have a “constructive working relationship,” and going out of his way to “insult the guy or overreact or jump at everything he says” that they might disagree with is not having a constructive relationship.