Justin Trudeau Takes a Dig at Himself and His Trip to India

For Trudeau, the India trip was a “trip to end all trips.”

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 Canadian PM  Justin Trudeau with his family during a visit to the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, India.
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Almost three months after his widely talked about (read: mocked, ridiculed) trip to India, Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau indulged in some self-deprecating humour and called it the “trip to end all trips.”

While addressing an audience at Canada’s annual Parliamentary Press Gallery dinner, Trudeau presented a slideshow titled ‘India Trip 2018’ with a sad face emoji, encouraging collective laughter from the audience.

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau during his visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau during his visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab.
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Trudeau pointed out how he was received at the airport by the Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Gajendra Shekhawat. This was an obvious dig at the fact that the Indian Prime Minister or a cabinet minister did not come to receive him. PM Modi met Trudeau only on the last day of his visit.

The next slide showed him with Infosys Chairman, Salil Parekh. Trudeau took the opportunity to take a dig at the press members in the audience for not reporting that meeting because he was dressed pretty ‘boring’.

He went on to mock his sartorial choices (remember his glittering sherwani?), which were ridiculed both in the national and international media, with a slide showing him standing next to Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan.

Shah Rukh Khan greets Justin Trudeau, who glistens in gold.
Shah Rukh Khan greets Justin Trudeau, who glistens in gold.
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)
“Wow! One of us is seriously underdressed... How embarrassing for him!”
Justin Trudeau

The slideshow then shifted to his son Hadrien, who went viral on the internet and was a subject of a lot of memes for his apparent disinterest in the trip and the photo-ops in general.

Trudeau ended the slideshow with a picture of his wife, Sophie with the convicted Khalistani separatist Jaspal Atwal. He quipped how she also had many unforgettable moments during the trip, and how the media could not stop talking about the picture.

Canadian PM’s wife Sophie Trudeau seen along with convicted Khalistani separatist Jaspal Atwal.
Canadian PM’s wife Sophie Trudeau seen along with convicted Khalistani separatist Jaspal Atwal.
(Photo Courtesy: ANI)

He quickly ended with a slide with the text ‘FIN’ on it and said that he might not take a trip again.

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Here’s how desis reacted to Trudeau’s comments on social media. Some called him Canada’s greatest stand-up artiste.

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