Say What? Trudeau Claims Canadians Are ‘Disgusted’ Over Truck Convoy Protesters
Justin Trudeau, Canadas prime minister, speaks during a news conference from the National Capital Region in Canada on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022.
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke out against a growing truck convoy of vaccine mandate protesters at the nation’s capital on Monday, claiming Canadians are “disgusted” by their behavior.

Trudeau released the post on Twitter just hours after announcing he had tested positive for COVID-19.

“I know this pandemic is frustrating. It’s frustrating that, after two years, we’re not done fighting COVID-19. But over the past few days, Canadians have been shocked – and, frankly, disgusted – by the behaviour displayed by some people protesting in our nation’s capital,” the prime minister wrote.

“I want to be very clear: We’re not intimidated by those who hurl abuse at small business workers and steal food from the homeless. We won’t give in to those who fly racist flags. And we won’t cave to those who engage in vandalism, or dishonour the memory of our veterans,” Trudeau continued in another post.

“There is no place in Canada for this behaviour. So, to those responsible: It needs to stop. And to those who joined the convoy but are uncomfortable with the symbols of hatred and division on display: Be courageous and speak out. Do not stand for, or with, intolerance and hate,” the prime minister concluded.

The alleged “disgusting” behavior stood in stark contrast with many reports of what is really happening among the protesters. For example, some were found cleaning up after the protests at night.

The movement is certainly not focused on racism or excluding others, as has been claimed. Some in Canada’s Sikh community have also embraced the protest.

Bestselling author and Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson called out Trudeau as well, retweeting Trudeau’s claim and calling him “the hiding man.”

The words also came after many Canadians called out Trudeau for disappearing at an undisclosed location on Saturday with his family over alleged safety issues.

As The Daily Wire reported on Saturday, large crowds gathered in Ottawa to protest against the nation’s vaccine mandates, particularly against truckers in the nation:

Video of the massive Freedom Convoy 2022 rally in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, illustrate how people showed up in massive numbers from daylight through night to protest against the Canadian government’s vaccine mandates. Those mandates would force unvaccinated Canadian truckers crossing into the United States to quarantine once they’ve returned home.

Freedom Convoy spokesman Benjamin Dichter told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, “We’ve seen Canada go from a country of Justin Trudeau’s promises of ‘sunny ways’ into dark authoritarian oppression and control. We want two things: we want to get rid of the vaccine mandates and the passports. And the passports, that’s the really concerning one. Yesterday it was my first time ever crossing the border in my truck with my digital passport, and I held my phone up to the border agent to give him the QR code. You know what he said to me? ‘Oh, it’s okay, I don’t need it.’”

“So what do you mean, you don’t need it?” Richter recalled asking, adding that the agent replied, “Your phone already popped up on my screen and is correlated with your passport.”

“Think of that,” Richter said. “Can you believe that? So they know everybody who’s coming up to the border before they’re there and they’re tracking them. Maybe it’s outlandish, but what’s to prevent the government from introducing that across Canada and not limiting it to just borders?”

The reports occurred before Trudeau’s announcement of testing positive for COVID-19.

“This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. I’m feeling fine – and I’ll continue to work remotely this week while following public health guidelines. Everyone, please get vaccinated and get boosted,” Trudeau wrote.

The prime minister is fully vaccinated and reportedly received his booster shot earlier this month on January 4.

“Got my booster shot this morning. To everyone out there who’s gotten their shots, and to the health care workers who are getting these shots into arms, thank you for doing your part. And to anyone who’s eligible but hasn’t yet been vaccinated or boosted, please, do that now,” he wrote.

He also revealed on Monday that two of his children have also tested positive for the coronavirus.

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