Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has spoken out about Donald Trump's most recent comments about women.
Grégoire Trudeau, who is a national ambassador for Plan Canada’s “Because I am a Girl” initiative, was in Toronto on Tuesday to mark the International Day of the Girl.
After a 2005 audio recording of the Republican presidential nominee making disgusting comments about women became public last week, Trump followed up with an apology and said it was nothing but "locker room talk."
"The toughest thing to change in a society is what is normal," Grégoire Trudeau said in response to his comment, according to CBC News.
"When there's a language of aggression and violence or rape culture, and we see it in super famous TV shows, all over the place, it becomes kind of normal."
Today, I had the pleasure of spending the day with a group of truly inspiring young women. To kick the day off, I joined @girls.20 @PlanCanada International and @fillactive_fitspirit to open the Toronto Stock Exchange. After that, I met with ambassadors from the #GirlsBelongHere challenge – an important initiative that gave young women the chance to walk in the shoes of Canadian leaders. I hope these girls inspire you to push your limits and reach higher than ever before. Happy International Day of the Girl! 🙋🙋🏿🙋🏻🙋🏽🙋🏼🙋🏾 J’ai eu aujourd’hui le plaisir de passer la journée avec un groupe de jeunes femmes vraiment inspirantes. Pour commencer cette journée, je me suis jointe à Girls20, Plan International Canada et Fillactive / FitSpirit.ca pour ouvrir la bourse de Toronto. Après, j’ai rencontré des ambassadrices du défi #GirlsBelongHere – une importante initiative qui a permis à de jeunes femmes de suivre les pas de leaders du Canada. J’espère que ces filles seront pour vous une source d’inspiration qui vous incitera à repousser vos limiter et à viser encore plus haut qu’auparavant. Heureuse Journée internationale de la fille !
"The good news is we don't agree with that. And a lot of people don't agree with that as well," she continued.
After Trump's comments on grabbing women's genitals and kissing them without consent became public, it was later revealed he was referring to "Entertainment Tonight'' host Nancy O'Dell.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, centre, stands with girls representing G(girls)20 FitSpirit/Fillactive and Plan International Canada after opening the market at the Toronto Stock Exchange to celebrate International Day of the Girl on Tuesday. (Photo: Canadian Press)
"There is no room for objectification of women, or anyone for that matter." O'Dell said, "not even in the locker room.''
Grégoire Trudeau, who joined Facebook and Instagram on Tuesday, also opened the Toronto Stock Exchange to mark the International Day of the Girl.
She first helped launch the day back in 2012 as an ambassador.
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