While Americans have to suffer under the policies and just the mere sight of President Donald Trump, Canadians get Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Life is horribly unfair like that. Though many Canadians will claim Trudeau is far from perfect, he’s still a far sight better than Trump. We’d take him any day.
In an example of just how different the two are viewed by those across the globe, their receptions in Manila during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit differ greatly.
Trump was met with violent protests that occurred outside along the street to the U.S. embassy.
Filipino protesters also clashed with police during the protests. ABC reported:
‘Earlier on Sunday, Philippine police used water canons and batons to prevent hundreds of protesters reaching the US embassy in Manila just hours before Mr Trump arrived.’
However, Trudeau’s arrival was much friendlier, with several Filipino citizens crowding outside a restaurant to greet him cheerfully. In a crowd outside a restaurant Trudeau was having lunch at, many Filipinos were gathered holding signs that said “Welcome To Philippines!’
Trump’s arrival was met with signs saying things like, “Dump Trump” and “Ban Trump.”
Children climbed trees to get a look at Trudeau.
This kid protested Trump’s arrival.
Children actually ran toward the restaurant Trudeau was getting lunch at.
We could go on for days about the difference between how the two world leaders’ arrivals were greeted; however, the pictures say it all. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is widely respected by global leaders and by people worldwide. Trump is a laughingstock and is a constant embarrassment to the United States. He is only tolerated by world leaders because he has to be tolerated. The truly sad part is he thinks he’s “winning” and “loved” by everyone and any criticism of him is “fake news.” That, or he simply doesn’t care.
You can watch Trudeau’s visit to a Manila restaurant below.