Trudeau is too privileged to suffer any real consequences for his actions

Don’t be surprised if Trudeau emerges unscathed yet again, and in a month is re-elected by Canadians, in spite of the blackface scandal currently haunting his political career, says Chris Nelson, writing for the Chronicle Herald. Nelson says he expects this to happen because “that’s the way the world works for some.”

For people like the Prime Minister, “the world is just a stage, that no matter what antics he gets up to, no matter whom he might insult, there will be no real, permanent repercussions.”

The Liberal Party leader who is the son of former Canada Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau had earlier on, in his own words blamed his privileged upbringing for his actions.

"I've always acknowledged that I come from a place of privilege but now I need to acknowledge that that comes with a massive blindspot," he said, quoted on Fox News.

"I should have understood that then, and I never should have done it."

It seems that the Prime Minister had blackened his face so many times in the past, that he could hardly remember how many times he had done it.

"I am weary of being definitive about this because the recent pictures that came out, I had not remembered," he said during a news conference in Winnipeg. "And, the question is, how can you not remember that? The fact is, I didn't understand how hurtful this is to people who live with discrimination every single day."

The scandal has not deterred Trudeau, from continuing with his re-election campaign, told reporters that he should have known better.

"I'm pissed off at myself, I'm disappointed in myself," he said.

"I should have known better then but I didn't, and I am deeply sorry for it," he added. "I'm going to ask Canadians to forgive me for what I did. I shouldn't have done that. I take responsibility for it."

He seems to be carrying on as though he expects that Canadians have no option than to accept his apologies and move on, Nelson puts it more succinctly, “Now, I’ve seen this type before — rich kids from elite families who were bred with that impervious confidence due to instinctively knowing that whatever trouble they might get into then mom and dad’s money along with their position in society would ensure no mud stuck for long.”

However, not everyone is buying Trudeau’s act, Andrew Mitrovica who writes for Aljazeera insists that Trudeau's blackface scandal cannot be muffled with weak apologies and excuses. “If Canada's prime minister had even a sense, let alone a mature understanding of the word{shame}, he would have resigned after his past racist acts were revealed.”


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