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Canadian PM Mercilessly Mocked for Heaping Praise on Castro

#TrudeauEulogies trends on Twitter after Justin Trudeau gushes over Communist tyrant

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau became a national embarrassment over the weekend after heaping gushing praise on deceased Communist dictator Fidel Castro.

“It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest-serving president,” Trudeau said in an official statement. “Fidel Castro was a larger-than-life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and health care of his island nation.”

“Chairman Mao will be remembered for promoting women, improving education & keeping obesity in check for 10s of millions. #trudeaueulogies”

“While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for ‘el Comandante,'” Trudeau said.

“On behalf of all Canadians, [my wife] Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and many, many supporters of Mr. Castro. We join the people of Cuba today in mourning the loss of this remarkable leader,” the Canadian prime minister concluded.

Trudeau’s statement on the repressive Cuban revolutionary was so shockingly inappropriate that it quickly spawned its own trending hashtag on Twitter — #TrudeauEulogies — as social media users rushed to mock the prime minister.

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“Nero soaked Christians in oil and set them ablaze. But he also limited the need for lights and kept the religious warm. #TrudeauEulogies,” tweeted National Review Online Editor Charles Cook.

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“Against all odds, beloved Korean leader Kim Jong-Il defied imperialists and fed his people with the wallets of his enemies. #TrudeauEulogies,” tweeted Ian Miles Cheong, managing editor of Gameranx.

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“At a time when no scientist had considered feeding a human being through a wood chipper, Saddam Hussein filled the void #trudeaueulogies,” tweeted Daily Caller senior writer Jamie Weinstein.

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Even fellow Canadians did not hold back their mocking for the PM’s tin-earned statement.

“While a controversial figure, John Wilkes Boothe will be remembered as a lover of the theatre #trudeaueulogies,” tweeted former Canadian parliamentary staffer Mark Johnson.

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Remarkably, the #TrudeauEulogies trend was still going strong Monday morning — a veritable eternity for a social media trend that began on the Saturday following Thanksgiving.

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But as hilarious as #TrudeauEulogies may be, it masks something disturbing about the leader of a country like Canada praising one of the Western hemisphere’s most infamous dictators, who was responsible for turning the once-wealthy island nation of Cuba into a banana republic — and who imprisoned thousands of innocent Cubans.

Unfortunately, Trudeau was not the only Western leader to honor the Communist. “With the death of #FidelCastro, the world has lost a man who was a hero for many,” tweeted E.U. Commission President Jean-Claude Junker on Saturday. He was apparently locked in a contest with Trudeau to see which liberal with a French name could make the most inappropriate Castro-related comment.

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