Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau managed to squeak out a narrow victory on Monday night, winning a minority government. Trudeau prevailed over his Conservative rival, Andrew Scheer, to win a second term. Late polls showed a very tight race.
Given the numerous photos and videos showing Trudeau in black and brown face that surfaced in the months leading up to the election, many journalists are having a little fun with the fact that he has won a minority government.
Conservative icon Michelle Malkin, who refers to the Prime Minister as “Jussie Trudeau,” tweeted that “Jussie Trudeau is now a real minority — and he doesn’t have to wear blackface!”
Jussie Trudeau is now a real minority — and he doesn’t have to wear blackface! https://t.co/u7Zkx1J8Jd
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 22, 2019
Twitchy points out that the New York Times‘ headline states that Trudeau’s party will lose its House of Commons majority, rather than saying Trudeau won a minority government.
Breaking News: Justin Trudeau is projected to win a second term as Canada’s prime minister, but his party is expected to lose its House of Commons majority https://t.co/M2k5rJmVzX
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 22, 2019
Other media outlets, such as CP24 (above) and AFP News relished the irony of it all and couldn’t resist.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) October 22, 2019
Here are some responses to the news by twitter users (via Twitchy):
Someone explain to Justin that minority here does not mean he has to go shoe polish shopping
Trudeau finally gets to be a real minority.
Congrats to Canada for re-electing its first black PM.
I see what you did there…
For those who may have missed the photos.
Got the right man for that. pic.twitter.com/WDHvp8rJ6Z
— Keith 🐕🐕🐕 Burton (@bbeekk321) October 22, 2019
And finally, “That face when you’re ’bout to form a minority gov.”
That face when you're 'bout to form a minority gov pic.twitter.com/gY9knEzmLo
— perpetuities (@perpetuities) October 22, 2019
Can you imagine if even a single photo emerged of President Trump wearing black face?