[ Yes, I am aware this is not specifically Catholic news, unless one considers the current VP, who technically is one, lauded a love child of El Jefe, who once was one. At any rate, as the evil days of Sheikh El Hussein ibn Obambam and his trusty sock puppet, Plugs, draw to a close, we may as well cash in our Schadenfreude holdings while time still permits. / gpmtrad]
“The world will look to Germany and Canada for leadership as the political status-quo is upended across the West,” U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden said ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Visiting Ottawa before he leaves office, the vice-president called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — who is beginning his second year in power — to set an example on the international stage. His message comes as populist movements and anti-trade sentiment stir political upheaval, particular in the European Union.
“I’ve never seen Europe engaged in as much self-doubt,” Biden said Thursday evening at a dinner hosted by Trudeau. “The world’s going to spend a lot of time looking to you, prime minister, as we see more and more challenges to the liberal international order since the end of World War II — you and Angela Merkel.”
Trudeau is an avowed feminist pushing a pro-trade and pro-immigration agenda that is at odds with the president-elect. However, the prime minister has largely avoided criticizing Trump, saying he will work with any U.S. leader.
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