Maher: Trudeau’s Rhetoric Sounds ‘Like Hitler’
Bill Maher took yet another step in the right direction during Friday's show when he likened Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to 'Hitler' for his anti-freedom stance against protesters. Maher was referencing recent comments made by the Prime Minister where he questioned where or not the unvaccinated should be 'tolerated'.
Maher stated, “I mean, Justin Trudeau … I mean, I thought he was kind of a cool guy, then I started to read what he said — this is a couple of weeks ago, he was — or maybe this was September, but he was talking about people who were not vaccinated. He said they ‘don’t believe in science [progress and are very] often misogynistic [and] racist.’ No, they’re not. … He said, but they ‘take up [some] space’ and with that, we have to ‘make a choice’ in terms of a leader as a country, ‘do we tolerate these people?’ It’s like, tolerate? Now you do sound like Hitler. And recently, he talked about them holding ‘unacceptable views’.”
Maher took a jab at Trudeau's history of wearing blackface for 'fun' because who the hell does that?
The prime minister has also faced a rare rebuke from within his own party for his handling of this pandemic message, with Liberal MP Joel Lightbound accusing him this week of "politicising" the Covid response.
"It's becoming harder and harder to know when public health stops and where politics begins," he said. "It's time to stop dividing Canadians and pitting one part of the population against another."
According to the BBC, Trudeau has taken the unprecedented step of invoking the Emergencies Act to crack down on anti-vaccine mandate protests.
Mr Trudeau said the scope of the measures would be "time-limited", "reasonable and proportionate" and would not see the military deployed.
With no need for a court order, banks will be able to freeze the personal accounts of anyone linked with the protests.