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World Donald Trump: Canada's Justin Trudeau blackface scandal a 'surprise'

20:40  21 september  2019
20:40  21 september  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls general election for October 21

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calls general election for October 21 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has formally launched a six-week campaign for re-election in which he and his rivals will crisscross the country to try to win over voters. Mr Trudeau, who swept to office in November 2015 promising "sunny ways" and stressing the importance of gender equality and the environment, faces an electorate more focused on the economy and affordability when it votes on October 21. "We've done a lot this past four years, but the truth is we're just getting started," Mr Trudeau told reporters after Governor-General Julie Payette, the acting head of state, agreed to dissolve Parliament.

Trump said he was " surprised " to hear of Justin Trudeau ' s blackface scandal and was "more surprised " when he learned there were multiple Trump told reporters Friday he was hoping he wouldn't be asked about the controversy, which has added to Trudeau ' s already dicey prospects for

President Donald Trump reacted to the Justin Trudeau blackface scandal on Friday, speaking to reporters at the White House. Trudeau has addressed the blackface controversy multiple times this week in Canada after at least three incidents in which he darkened his skin as part of a costume.

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President Donald Trump said he was "surprised" to hear of Justin Trudeau's blackface scandal and was even "more surprised" when he learned that there were multiple instances of the Canadian prime minister darkening his face.

Trump told reporters Friday he was hoping he wouldn't be asked about the controversy, which has added to Trudeau's already dicey prospects for reelection next month.

"I'm surprised," Trump said, "and I was more surprised when I saw the number of times."

How much trouble is Justin Trudeau in?

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President Donald Trump chimed in Friday on the blackface scandal that has engulfed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau . Photos emerged earlier this week of Trudeau donning blackface several times in the early 2000’ s . Trump said the photos “ surprised ” him, but declined to criticize the

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has sought to put the blackface scandal behind him with an announcement on gun control as he seeks re-election. Flanked by cabinet ministers he said his party would ban military-style assault rifles if they win next month. His campaign went into damage control

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Trudeau has repeatedly apologized.

“What I did was hurtful to people who live with intolerance and discrimination every day. I recognize that, and I take full responsibility for it. I know that I let a lot of people down with that choice, and I am deeply sorry," he said in a tweet on Thursday.

Trump and Trudeau have had a rocky relationship, complicated by U.S. efforts to renegotiate the terms of trade with its northern neighbor. Those tensions splashed into world view last year after the G-7 meeting in Quebec when Trump slammed Trudeau after the Canadian leader said his country wouldn't be "pushed around" by the U.S.

Trump denied any acrimony with Trudeau on Friday.

"I've always had a good relationship with Justin,” he said. "I just don't know what to tell you. I was surprised by it, actually."

Trudeau reassures allies over intelligence breach

Trudeau reassures allies over intelligence breach Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday sought to reassure Canada's allies after a senior police intelligence officer was accused of stealing highly classified materials that, if released, could be "potentially devastating." 

+ U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he was “ surprised ” that past photos and videos of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wearing blackface and brownface have emerged amid Canada ’ s federal election campaign.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 's now-infamous brownface and blackface photos continue to make Still, the people want to know: What does the leader of Canada ' s closest ally think about Trudeau 's blackface photo scandal ? President Trump on Justin Trudeau : "I was surprised , and

Slideshow: Justin Trudeau and other celebs who got backlash for blackface/brownface

Justin Trudeau wearing a suit and tie: A photo published in Time magazine has rocked Justin Trudeau and his re-election campaign. Taken in 2001, when he was 29 and a teacher attending a private high school party, the photo shows Canada's prime minister in a turban and brownface makeup. He has since apologized, saying,

Donald Trump asked Scott Morrison to help discredit Mueller probe .
Details of the phone call were resticted to only a select number of senior officials, mirroring the handing of Trump's controversial phone call with Ukrainian President © AP Photo/Patrick Semansky President Donald Trump walks with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Details of the phone call were restricted to only a select number of senior officials, mirroring the handing of Trump's controversial phone call with the President of Ukraine, The Times reported.

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