Democratic Congressman Blasts Trudeau for Wearing Blackface Multiple Times as a Teacher
Democrat New Jersey Rep. Albio Sires unleashed on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s repeated use of blackface in a series of tweets on Thursday.
At least three instances of Trudeau in racist dress and makeup have surfaced over the last 24 hours, including a video.
Global News has obtained video showing Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in blackface, the third instance of racist dress to come to light in 12 hours. Global's @MercedesGlobal, who broke this story, has more. #cdnpoli #elxn43
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“I find it disgusting that the PM of Canada, Justin Trudeau has dressed up in blackface and brownface numerous times. That he was a teacher in at least one of these instances is even more disgusting,” Rep. Sires tweeted.
He was an educator, someone who should be bettering the minds of his students to create a more tolerant society. Instead, he partook in a racist practice that has been used to mock and denigrate for more than a century.
— Albio Sires (@RepSires) September 19, 2019
“He was an educator, someone who should be bettering the minds of his students to create a more tolerant society. Instead, he partook in a racist practice that has been used to mock and denigrate for more than a century,” the lawmaker added.
The first photo that surfaced featured the far-left leader dressed in an “Aladdin” costume for an “Arabian Nights” themed party. He has also confessed to wearing “dark makeup” while singing the Harry Belafonte song “Day-O” at a high school talent show.
The video of Trudeau in blackface is from the early 90’s, Global News Canada reports:
The video, obtained exclusively by Global News, shows Trudeau covered in what appears to be dark makeup and raising his hands in the air while laughing, sticking his tongue out and making faces. He’s wearing a white T-shirt, and his jeans are ripped at the knees. It appears as though his arms and legs are covered in makeup as well.
It does not appear the video was shot at the same time and place as the other photos of Trudeau in racist makeup.