There's now a Justin Trudeau action figure but it's not what you think
On Thursday, the politician took to Twitter to share some thoughts on Canada's prime minister while touching on a recent allegation claiming Trudeau has met with a Chinese businessman recently charged with an illegal gambling ring in Toronto.
In the tweet, O'Toole says Trudeau met with "a man alleged to be the architect of a criminal, heavily armed casino operation" and "who has ties to the Chinese Communist Party." O'Toole posted a picture of a JT action figure, with a big "Made in China" sticker plastered to it.
What's truly for sale, in O'Toole's opinion? Canadian values.
A man alleged to be the architect of a criminal, heavily armed casino operation, suspected of human trafficking in Markham has had face time with Justin Trudeau — twice.— Erin O'Toole (@erinotoole) October 8, 2020
He also has ties to the Chinese Communist Party.
I will stand up for Canadian interests, not China’s. pic.twitter.com/sIcMLvIU4T
Many who agreed with the Conservative leader found the image to be hilarious.
I'm not making any political statement but the one who came up with that image is genius.— lemonsong (@LemonSong2000) October 8, 2020
"Trudeau does seem to have an affinity for the CCP, much to the detriment of Canadians," someone else wrote on Twitter.
Others found the tactic extremely "childish" and unprofessional.
What the actual hell is this? Ridiculous!! This is so childish I cannot comprehend how you’d think Canadians would like you MORE for this crap!— Laura Hilliard (@jography_laura) October 8, 2020
"This ad is incredibly juvenile and an insult to the intelligence of Canadians. Keep it up so that Canadians can see how little you have to offer them, Mr. O'Toole," another person tweeted.
Oh yeah, this type of mature dialogue seems like the way to win the next election. Definitely worked for Scheer. Keep it up, stellar comms team.— Jessica H (@yesssi) October 8, 2020
Others even commented on O'Toole's continued use of "immature" images and memes.
Is your plan to keep shitposting? That's not a very good plan pic.twitter.com/0ZODxMeO0u— Loki of the Albertaheim (@Loki_Lyesmythe) October 8, 2020
This comes about a week after O'Toole released another poster in which he referred to himself Canada's handyman and described Trudeau as Canada's poster boy.
I don’t think Canada needs another slogan, it needs a plan. Do you agree?— Erin O'Toole (@erinotoole) October 1, 2020
We need to build back stronger, and the only way that can happen is with a united country. 🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/rYx2zqIUNy
Unfortunately for some, these action figures aren't actually for sale and will only live on in O'Toole's political tactics.
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