Read Justin Trudeau’s full statement congratulating Donald Trump
Justin Trudeau has never been Donald Trump’s biggest fan. Of course, the prime minister has promised to work together with Barack Obama’s successor, and while he’s never outright condemned the Donald, it’s not hard to read between the lines of some of his statements. “I stand firmly against the politics of division, the politics of fear, the politics of intolerance or hateful rhetoric,” Trudeau told Maclean’s. He also said his record as a feminist speaks for itself when asked about Trump’s sexist comments.
Trump’s upset victory may not have been the outcome the PMO expected, but Trudeau nonetheless issued a statement congratulating the president-elect, rehashing his vow to cooperate and praising the two countries’ unique relationship. Here is the full text: