Canadian leaders were all over each other in election speeches
When it came to addressing the nation, Trudeau's re-election speech didn't kick off in especially smooth fashion, as he began speaking almost immediately after Conservative leader Andrew Scheer took the stage for his own speech.
Scheer, as is tradition, had allowed the leader to go on before him — the NDP's Jagmeet Singh — to speak for some time before he came out. However, he interrupted soon after.
Trudeau showed no such respect either, which many dubbed inappropriate, and it meant that all three leaders were speaking on television at the same time, leaving viewers confused.
This is so weird. All three are fighting for airtime.— Tonda MacCharles (@TondaMacC) October 22, 2019
Trudeau is getting it. pic.twitter.com/2G6lhvD8Oc
Political observers may be used to crosstalk during leader's debates, but last night's situation was truly unusual.
Dawna Friesen noted that it was "unprecedented" that Justin Trudeau would interrupt Andrew Scheer's speech. #elxn43 #cdnpoli— Globalnews.ca (@globalnews) October 22, 2019
MORE: https://t.co/pkPMG9pVQk pic.twitter.com/88FDHd8exD
Scheer's staff were upset that the Prime Minister bucked tradition and cut off their leader.
Unhappiness among Conservative staff that Trudeau would come out and speak while Scheer is speaking. #elxn43 pic.twitter.com/0p51TWvU6j— Glen McGregor (@glen_mcgregor) October 22, 2019\
One viewer pointed out that Scheer didn't wait for Singh to finish either.
This is too funny lol.— Richard Pietro (@richardpietro) October 22, 2019
Scheer doesn't wait for Singh to finish his concession speech.
Trudeau doesn't even give Scheer the chance to thank his family.
Politics. #ElectionsCanada #elxn43
Trudeau will have to be more patient with colleagues in other parties from now on, as he will need their votes for his minority government to survive.
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