(LifeSiteNews) – Fox News host and political commentator Tucker Carlson blasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a “despot” for refusing to meet with truckers.
Carlson added that the leader has used his draconian COVID mandates to turn Canada into a “surveillance state.”
“Over the span of just a few years, Trudeau has turned a nation long famous for Molson and sled dogs and niceness into a relentlessly punitive surveillance state,” said Carlson in his monologue for Monday’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” show.
“Trudeau has used, systematically, COVID to short-circuit democracy in Canada and to end organized Christianity there.”
Carlson called out Trudeau’s COVID mandates, which since last November have banned Canadians who refuse to take all the COVID jabs required from traveling by air, boat, or rail.
“Rarely has a nation changed this quickly or more unequivocally for the worse,” the host declared.
Carlson then brought up the Freedom Convoy that has attracted tens of thousands of Canadians from coast to coast to gather in Ottawa to protest against COVID mandates.
“And last week, thousands of Canadian truckers reached their limit,” he reported.
“A convoy of truckers converged on the capital city of Ottawa to demand—peacefully, cheerfully, but persistently—an end to Justin Trudeau’s tyranny,” Carlson continued.
“Justin Trudeau’s response to this display of democracy? He fled the city. Trudeau evacuated his official residence and hid in an undisclosed location. He is still cowering there tonight. Will he come back? Has he abdicated? Will Canada be ruled by a junta of truckers? Well, not at this point. He emerged by video conference from his lair to declare that Canadian citizens who disagree with him are in fact attacking democracy.”
As the trucker convoy neared Ottawa, Trudeau did indeed flee the city, saying a COVID-positive case in his family was the reason for his disappearance. On Monday, he tweeted that he himself had tested positive for the virus; ironically, Trudeau had previously publicized that he had had three COVID jabs.
Since launching our petition in support of the Freedom Convoy truckers less than one week ago, we've managed to obtain more than 65,000 signatures from freedom-loving people in every corner of the world!
This is an excellent show of support for the international cause of freedom from intrusive medical mandates, but Canada's truckers still find themselves a foremost target of their government, at both the federal and, now, local levels.
In fact, Mayor Jim Watson has even instituted an entirely unnecessary and politically-motivated "state of emergency" in Ottawa simply due to the truckers' presence there.
So if you haven't already, please SIGN this important petition, which calls on Prime Minister Trudeau and his pro-mandate allies to acknowledge the medical autonomy of working people by reversing course in the federal strategy to combat Covid.
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Thank you for being a voice for freedom and medical autonomy!
Canadian truckers are fighting back against Justin Trudeau's Covid overreach and medical tyranny, and are giving people across the country -- and the world -- a new voice for freedom!
These truckers, like millions of other Canadians, have been subjected to unprecedented medical coercion, manipulation, and intimidation on behalf of Trudeau's liberal government, and, with their livelihoods on the line, they have risen to meet the moment by bringing their cause directly to Ottawa in the form of a massive Freedom Convoy!
But, unsurprisingly, they are still being met with resistance by extreme politicians who wish to exercise complete control over these truckers' -- and all Canadians' -- medical autonomy, which is why we're asking you to show your support for these brave, hardworking men and women by adding your name and your voice to their cause.
Please SIGN and SHARE this petition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking him to back off these truckers, change course in his approach to Covid, and support the medical autonomy of the truckers and all working Canadians going forward.
Like millions of Canadian workers across the country, truckers are being required by Justin Trudeau's Liberal government to get the experimental Covid-19 vaccine, or face a 14-day quarantine period if and when they cross the border into the United States to make their deliveries.
These truckers were categorized as "essential workers" (which they most certainly are) during the worst days of the Covid crisis, when lockdowns were the universal norm and millions of people were forced out of their jobs and offices. Even so, they remained on the job through it all, ensuring that essentials were available to people in every corner of the country, even when some businesses were shut down and strict rules were in place that made something as simple as grocery shopping a challenge for millions.
In fact, Prime Minister Trudeau went out of his way to compliment these men and women back in March of 2020, tweeting the following:
While many of us are working from home, there are others who aren’t able to do that - like the truck drivers who are working day and night to make sure our shelves are stocked. So when you can, please #ThankATrucker for everything they’re doing and help them however you can.
In fact, But just yesterday, Trudeau went on the record at a press conference labeling these truckers everything from "racists" to "Nazis" in a simply stunning reversal from his earlier comments.
So why the sudden change in attitude from the Prime Minister?
Because, as it turns out, these truckers are refusing to sit idly by while their rights -- and the rights of millions of working Canadians -- remain under attack like never before, and they are standing up to Trudeau and challenging his government's radical medical tyranny head-on.
With their livelihoods on the line, these truckers decided it was time to take action.
This past weekend, the #FreedomConvoy led a 50-mile-long caravan of what's estimated to be thousands of truckers from across Canada to Parliament Hill in Ottawa, where they staged a monumental demonstration to protest Trudeau's vaccination mandate.
In addition, truckers from across the United States (who are similarly fighting to preserve their own medical freedoms against a power-hungry federal government) also joined the Freedom Convoy to stand in solidarity with their neighbors to the north.
This massive, now-international movement to restore the individual rights of these truckers and all working people after nearly two years' worth of lockdowns, mandates, and vast government overreach and infringement is taking Ottawa -- and all of Canada -- by storm.
Look no further than the trucker's GoFundMe, which has raised $10 million in support of their cause -- more than what was raised by either of Canada's two major political parties during the last financial quarter of 2021.
The grassroots are clearly on their side (and the side of freedom), but even so, Trudeau remains unmoved...
He has dismissed the truckers and their supporters as a "small fringe," and has even accused the organizers of the Freedom Convoy and its participants of holding "unacceptable views."
But Justin Trudeau is wrong: These hardworking men and women are not racists or Nazis, and they are certainly not a fringe group -- they are patriotic, freedom-loving Canadians who refuse to stand down when being faced with egregious medical tyranny on the federal government's part, and who are using their constitutional right(s) to freedom of speech and expression to be a unified voice for millions of others faced with similar medical mandates.
And they need our support.
So please, take a few minutes now to SIGN and SHARE this important petition asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reverse course by supporting these truckers (and all working Canadians) by abandoning intrusive, unconstitutional vaccination mandates for working people going forward.
This petition will be delivered, in person, to both Prime Minister Trudeau and the leaders of the Freedom Convoy.
Let's show Justin Trudeau, once and for all, that the desire to live and work freely is not just limited to a "small fringe," but rather the inherent right of ALL Canadians and their millions of backers from across the globe -- including YOU!
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During his Monday press conference, Trudeau claimed the Freedom Convoy was full of Nazi and racist sympathies. Mainstream media had repeatedly published images of a man seen at the protest holding a Confederate flag and of a man holding a Nazi flag. However, the truckers themselves and their supporters have distanced themselves from these individuals, whom some believe to be agents provocateurs. There is footage, published on Twitter, of a masked man with a Confederate flag slinking away as protesters confront him.
A provocateur, hiding his face, attempted to distort the appearance freedom movement in Ottawa, Canada. He was quickly pointed out and told to leave. pic.twitter.com/nReXIgcY9y
— The Vigilant Fox 🦊 (@VigilantFox) January 30, 2022
Said Carlson of Trudeau’s attack on the truckers, “So expressing your views is an attack on democracy? And, by the way, how dare you express your views as if you were free people! That’s tyranny. Democracy is when you obey like serfs.”
“Trudeau just effectively said that. And then, because he has no self-awareness whatsoever, Trudeau announced that he’s contracted COVID, which is perfect. In other words, take this shot or else. As you can see from the fact [that] I am now sick, it works perfectly.”
Carlson suggested that Trudeau is “repulsed by” the truckers, who are not leaving anytime soon, and recalled that the prime minister had had no problem taking a knee during BLM protests in Ottawa in 2020.
“But they haven’t gotten the hell out of there. They’re still in Ottawa, and Justin Trudeau won’t meet with them because he never meets with people like this, not simply because they are blue-collar and dirty, though obviously they are, but because they disagree with him. As a reminder from Justin Trudeau, that’s what democracy is. Democracy is lecturing people who nod a lot in response,” Carlson joked.
Carlson recalls Trudeau’s ‘blackface’ past
To conclude his monologue, Carlson blasted Trudeau’s history of donning “blackface” and instances where the leader played dress-up even while in office.
“To prove it, we have a series of photographs. All of them are real, and all of them depict the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. You can see him looking very much not like a French Canadian, looking pretty dark, actually. This is an Arabian Nights-themed gathering when he was a high school teacher. Oh, he’s got blackface on. Interesting,” noted Carlson.
Trudeau has admitted he does not even know how many times he has put on black makeup.
“Yes, Justin Trudeau can change far more than his skin color,” Carlson joked.
“If you see that man in any of his various disguises, do not approach him. He might be hiding in a nondescript cabin in the middle of nowhere, but he’s very much in control of Ottawa, at least for the moment.”
The Fox host also blasted Canadian mainstream media, which receive large subsidies from the federal government and appear to applaud their patron “uncritically.”
“Every large institution in Canada pretends like all of this is perfectly normal. ‘It’s always been this way!’ Canadian media, which are largely controlled by the government, support these policies and Trudeau uncritically,” Carlson stated.
Although Trudeau and his Liberal MPs were nowhere to be found over the weekend at the Freedom Convoy protests, many Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) MPs came out in person to cheer on the truckers to show their support.
At least one, albeit indirect, outcome from the protest is that Erin O’Toole is no longer the leader of the CPC. He was given the boot yesterday in a 73-45 vote. CPC MP Candice Bergen now serves as the party’s interim leader.
The truckers of the Freedom Convoy say they are not going anywhere until their demands are met. Organisers have raised over $10 million in funds to support the protest.