Elon Musk ridicules Trudeau for downplaying trucker protests in Ottawa

By Ailan Evans

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Sunday to mock Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for downplaying the convoy of truckers currently protesting Canada’s vaccine mandates and COVID-19 restrictions as a “fringe minority.”

Presidencia de la República Mexicana/JD Lasica

Elon Musk, left, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

“It would appear that the so-called ‘fringe minority’ is actually the government,” Musk wrote in a Sunday tweet replying to a video showing the a large crowd of people in Ottawa protesting the mandates.

Trudeau had criticized the protesters in remarks Wednesday, decrying their views as “unacceptable” and categorizing them as a “small fringe minority,” according to CTV News. The convoy, which reportedly consists of tens of thousands of truckers opposing the country’s COVID-19 restrictions, prompted Trudeau to move to a secret location Saturday, CBC reported.

“The small fringe minority of people who are on their way to Ottawa who are holding unacceptable views that they are expressing do not represent the views of Canadians who have been there for each other, who know of that following the science and stepping up to protect each other is the best way to continue to ensure our freedoms, our rights, our values, as a country,” Trudeau said, CTV News reported.

“If the government had the mandate of the people, there would be a significant counter-protest. There is not, therefore they do not,” Musk responded.

Musk has previously praised the trucker convoy, writing “Canadian truckers rule” and remarking that “CB radios are free from govt/media control.”

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6 thoughts on “Elon Musk ridicules Trudeau for downplaying trucker protests in Ottawa

  1. I love Elon, he’s become a thorn in the side of leftist near and far and his
    intellect and accomplishments can’t be matched by them of the governments they ruin..

    Justina should be very concerned as this isn’t a fringe group but a widely supported
    movement that can stall his government into surrender.. a real insurgency if you will..

    • DBean,

      Elon Musk would not be caught dead, working as a career employee of any state or federal government.

      He moved to Texas, and he moved his headquarters to Texas, to get away from the Newsom-style, RE nutcases that have taken over the California government.

      California is losing 300,000 people per year, despite, just-walk-in illegals flooding the state.

      BTW, Ukraine, a patchwork of ethnic minorities, is a loser, kleptocracy state, is run by former NAZI-collaborating/admiring goons, is one of the most corrupt states in the world, is supported by $billions of EU/US/IMF subsidies, plus free weapons, each year, has been losing 300,000 people since 1990

      Those career bureaucrats are second level people, who likely could not hold a job in the private sector.

      They specialize in extracting money from taxpayers and ratepayers, and running up government debt, for their various heavily subsidized, inefficient government programs.

      Those subsidized programs exist, only because of the subsidies

      All sorts of reasons are conjured up by career bureaucrats to justify their existence.

      That gives career bureaucrats something to manage for decades, until generous retirement packages kick in, with ongoing, all-encompassing health benefits.

      No ordinary Vermonter could afford such all-encompassing health benefits for their OWN families.

    • The government itself is a fringed minority, with views that are anathema to those of real Canadians, who are the majority, by far.

      Get woke.

      Vote them out, en masse.

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