Prime Minister and expert NHL trade analyst Justin Trudeau appeared on TSN on Monday to talk about the NHL trade deadline, an incredibly important event that we all know must be on top of the list of high priorities that Trudeau has on his plate right now.
“The Leafs are on a good roll, for people who care about them” joked Trudeau, saying he was still bitter about the Leafs comeback victory on Saturday in which the Leafs scored six straight goals to beat the Habs in a Saturday night thriller.
Trudeau decided that he would have a quick chat with the only reporter in Canada who wouldn’t ask about Jody Wilson-Raybould and the ongoing SNC-Lavalin scandal.
He appears to be taking a page out of the playbook of former President Barack Obama, who frequently did sports segments in which he attempted to predict the winner of the NCAA March Madness tournament.
The difference here is that Trudeau sounds like he just Google searched “hockey news” 20 minutes before his appearance so he could have something to say about the trade deadline.
I myself am not overly into hockey, and these sound like incredibly surface level observations that I could have figured out if I had some heads up for an interview
That’s not to say that former PM Stephen Harper didn’t appear on TSN, but it’s more so the timing. Timing matters.
I don’t actually expect Trudeau to have his finger on the pulse of the NHL, he’s supposed to be running the country and steering this ship to prosperity. But he definitely isn’t doing that. So if he’s not leading the nation and he’s not watching hockey, what’s he even doing representing Canada?
Hey! Trudeau! Two minutes for looking so good!