Oh, Canada! Blundering Justin Trudeau TWICE Calls Japan “China” in Meetings With Shinzo Abe (Video)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau twice called Japan “China” in meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Ottawa on Sunday.

In a photo spray Sunday morning with Abe seated to his right, a stammering Trudeau struggled to make a simple diplomatic greeting. Midway he called Japan “China, “…on the occasion of uh, ninety years of uh, of, uh, diplomatic relations between Canada and China, of, uh, Canada and Japan, a very uh, au…auspicious moment…”

Later in a press conference, Trudeau again called Japan “China” according to reporters.

 

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a joint press conference with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: “I’m very very glad that you were able to make such time for the tremendous friendship that we celebrate between Canada and China.””

Brian Lilley, political columnist for the Toronto Sun, commented, “This is not good. Japan and China are not on friendly terms. Japan sees China as an economic and national security threat. The two countries have fought brutal wars. With this slip up @JustinTrudeau has embarrassed Canada on the world stage again.”

On Saturday, Abe tweeted a photo of himself and President Trump from his visit to D.C. this week.

(Auto translation: Yesterday’s summit meeting, the four-person dinner, and today’s golf, as well as spending more than 10 hours with President Trump, the response to the North Korean problem, the economy, the G20 Osaka Summit, and even the world situation, various I was able to talk carefully about the challenges that)


(Auto translation: Thank you for your hospitality, and I look forward to welcoming you to Japan President Trump as the first state guests in the next month.”

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