This is the partial transcript of the Monday interview between CBC's Peter Mansbridge and Justin Trudeau, the new Leader of the Federal Liberal Party. Read it and weep.
PETER MANSBRIDGE (HOST, CBC'S "MANSBRIDGE ONE ON ONE"):
(Ottawa -- Monday) Let me try to ask this as fairly as I can, because it's only a couple of hours after something has happened that clearly was not an accident, in Boston. People have died, many people are injured. You're the Canadian prime minister, what do you do?
JUSTIN TRUDEAU (LEADER OF THE LIBERAL PARTY OF CANADA):
First thing, you offer support and sympathy and condolences and, you know, can we send down, you know, EMTs or, I mean, as we contributed after 9/11? I mean, is there any material immediate support we have we can offer? And then at the same time, you know, over the coming days, we have to look at the root causes. Now we don't know now whether it was, you know, terrorism or a single crazy or, you know, a domestic issue or a foreign issue, I mean, all of those questions. But there is no question that this happened because there is someone who feels completely excluded, completely at war with innocents, at war with a society. And our approach has to be, okay, where do those tensions come from? I mean, yes, we need to make sure that we're promoting security and we're, you know, keeping our borders safe and, you know, monitoring the kinds of, you know, violent subgroups that happen around. But we also have to monitor and encourage people to not point fingers at each other and lay blame for personal ills or societal ills on a specific group, whether it be the West or the government or Bostonians or whatever it is, because it's that idea of dividing humans against ourselves, of pointing out that they're not like us and, you know, in order to achieve our political goals we can kill innocents here. That's something that no society in the world that is healthy, regardless of ideology, will accept.
These above comments reflect the true Justin Trudeau. Without handlers. Without a teleprompter. Without a tightly-scripted speech.
Just Justin, being Justin.
These comments display an ignorance and insensitivity that know no bounds.
Justin's comments are simply appallingly stupid.
These comments reflect the mind of a naïve, content-free man child, in a grown man's body.
My neighbor's 16-year-old son has more common sense and native intelligence, than Canada's latest Federal Liberal leader.
In response to a very simple question by Peter Mansbridge, as to what he (Justin Trudeau) would do as Canada's Prime Minister. Justin Trudeau barely pays lip service to the suffering of the victims and their families of these terrible terrorist bomb attacks.
Instead, Justin focuses on what he thinks should be our main concern, not the victims, or their families, or how this unspeakable event happened. But we should be sensitive to the feelings and thoughts of the terrorists themselves and ask ourselves what are the root causes?
In other words, according to Justin, these terrorists are not really at fault.
It is something in American society, (or Canadian society) that is at fault.
There is something in American society ( or Canadian society) that seems to exclude these poor misunderstood individuals.
Trudeau then seems to suggest that the fault may lie with Americans, (or Canadians, as the case may be). That is, those in American society (or Canadian society), or in the West, or in the American government or even Bostonians themselves. All these parties, who point fingers at others because they are different.
Trudeau apparently concludes that it is Americans who create the tensions in their own society, that apparently cause these poor misunderstood terrorists to feel excluded from American society. And in turn this feeling of exclusion makes these terrorists feel at war with innocents and at war with American society.
Recall that Justin Trudeau used to be a teacher and an educator. And he has placed a great premium on education as the new Federal Liberal leader. Ironically, the lessons of 9/11 have completely eluded him.
The architect of 9/11, Osama bin Laden, was not a poor misunderstood man who felt excluded from American society or Saudi Arabian society. Bin Laden, like many of the perpetrators of 9/11, were educated middle class and upper middle class members of their respective societies.
They attacked America and other western institutions in Europe, Africa and in other parts of the world, for many reasons. For revenge, and for strategic, cultural and religious reasons. None of these reasons arose out of their feelings of being excluded from western society. Or from being misunderstood or from feelings of being labeled different.
Note in Trudeau's above comments, he appears to give equal moral weight to monitoring those people who point fingers at minorities as to monitoring violent subgroups.
The tragic reality is that the Boston Marathon terrorists killed three innocent people and injured over 170 people. To date, 13 of those injured have lost their limbs. Many suffer from life threatening lung damage, brain damage and stomach damage. Many of the injured will never recover and will face many more years of operations and years of healing. But Justin Trudeau seems more concerned about those who have the gall to point fingers at minorities and treat them differently.
When in 1970 Pierre Trudeau was faced with Quebec terrorists who kidnapped James Cross and killed Pierre Laporte and had engaged in mailbox bombings, he did not stare at his navel and worry about what the root causes of these terrorist actions were. Pierre Trudeau acted decisively and called in the armed forces, invoked The War Measures Act, suspended civil liberties and put down Quebec terrorists before the contagion spread throughout the province.
It is devastatingly clear now that when the Federal Liberals elected Justin Trudeau, they thought they were getting the son of Pierre Trudeau. Instead, the Federal Liberals are being led by the son of Maggie Trudeau.
Maggie Trudeau is a lovely, warm and affectionate woman. But by her own admission, she was bored by Canadian politics and the affairs of state. She was most happy as a hippie. A flower child. Boogying with the Stones and tiptoeing through the tulips. Justin, like her mother, is a romantic, a dreamer and a simple innocent.
He appears to be blithely chasing moonbeams and unicorns. And tiptoeing through the tulips, barefoot.
As a result of the above comments, Justin Trudeau has become a public embarrassment to the Federal Liberal Party.
And an embarrassment to the Canadian people.
No spin or public apology can undo the damage that he has done to himself and to his Party in the eyes of the Americans, the Canadians and the world.
The damage will be long lasting.
Justin Trudeau trains at Pan Am Boxing Club in Winnipeg on Friday Feb. 1, 2013.
Justin Trudeau & co. making faces.
Justin Trudeau splits his pants while pushing the "scrum machine" in support of Prostate Cancer Canada in Toronto Thursday, July 21, 2011.
Justin Trudeau gets his geek on at Montreal Comiccon in September 2012.
Justin Trudeau has his moustache shaved off to raise money for the Judy LaMarsh Fund, that supports female candidates, at the Liberal Party convention in Ottawa on Saturday, January 14, 2012.
Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay (left) is chased by Liberal MP Justin Trudeau in a motorized wheelchair during a wheelchair race relay on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 12, 2010. Twenty-five MPs and senators used a wheelchair for the day in support of the Canadian Paraplegic Association's Spinal Cord Injury and CPA awareness month.
Justin Trudeau all dressed up for the Montreal Movember Gala in 2010.
Pierre Trudeau's sons, Sacha, left, and Justin, tackle their mother's paperboy in Ottawa in this undated photo.
Alexandre (Sacha) Trudeau delivers a right hook to his older brother Justin during a play fight in 1980 at Ottawa airport as the boys await a flight with the return of their father, then-prime minister, Pierre Trudeau.
Justin Trudeau strikes a pose with an adorable baby.
Justin Trudeau poses with his family on his 2010 Christmas card.
Former Liberal MP Ken Dryden, left, and Justin Trudeau play table hockey as they visit Sun Youth, a community organization, Monday, Jan. 14, 2008 in Montreal.
Then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau, left, watches as his 11-year-old son Justin swings on a chain during a tour of an old fort in the Omani town of Nizwa Dec. 2, 1983. Trudeau and Justin spent the day visiting the towns of Jebel and Nizwa 165 kilometres south of Muscat.
Justin Trudeau in Muskoka, Ont.
Liberal MP Justin Trudeau, centre, has his cowbay taken by his son Xavier, 4 years-old, while his wife Sophie Gregoire, second from left, holds daughet Ella-Grace, 3 years-old, while they attend the party's annual Stampede breakfast in Calgary, Saturday, July 7, 2012. This is the 100th anniversary of the Stampede.
Eleven-month-old Justin Trudeau, urged on by his mother Margaret Trudeau, crawls up the steps of an aircraft in Ottawa on Dec. 5, 1972 to meet his father, then-prime minister, Pierre Trudeau on his return from Britain.
Justin Trudeau dances with wife Sophie Grégoire before his speech at the Liberal showcase on April 6, 2013.
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, wearing what someone called his "Mandrake the Magician outfit," walks down the grandstand steps to present the Grey Cup trophy to the victorious Montreal Alouettes in this Nov. 28, 1970 photo.
Pierre Trudeau leans over to kiss an unidentified young lady to the seeming surprise of his recent bride Margaret. Trudeau and Margaret spent Saturday March 27, 1971 at maple tree farm here near Montreal at a sugaring out party.
Pierre Trudeau accompanies Margaret Sinclair, at the annual Governor General's skating party for members of Parliament in Ottawa Jan. 14, 1970.
Pierre Trudeau looks through the scope of his rifle while on a seal hunting trip in Baffin Island's Clear Water Fjord, July 29, 1968.
Pierre Trudeau shoes off his frisbee catching style while waiting to board his plane in Vancouver May 16, 1979.
Pierre Trudeau had no trouble keeping himself occupied during a break from a boat trip down the Northwest Territories, Nahanni River, Monday Aug. 4, 1970.
Pierre Trudeau takes a wary look at an ice crevice, decides to chance it and makes the leap successfully during a midnight seal- hunting expedition at Clearwater Fjord in Canada's Arctic, July 29, 1968.
Pierre Trudeau receives a kiss from his wife Margaret during a tour of St. Pierre, France, Aug. 1971.
Pierre Trudeau in Guayana 1974.
Pierre Trudeau sticks his tongue out to Canadian Press Photographer Peter Bregg during the 1972 election campaign. This photo was taken aboard the campaign plane where such antics were considered off the record. The photo was not made available until after the death of the prime minister
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau dances in Montreal Oct. 21, 1979.
Pierre Trudeau sprints away from a crowd of female admirers in Ottawa April 22, 1968. They surrounded him outside the Parliament Buildings on his third day in office.
John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono, meet with Pierre Trudeau Dec. 24, 1969 in Ottawa.
Pierre Trudeau looks on as Cuban President Fidel Castro gestures during a visit to a Havana housing project in this Jan. 27, 1976 photo.
Pierre Trudeau pretending to strangle himself with a tie given to him as he was presented with honorary membership in the National Press Club in Ottawa Sept. 17, 1968.
Pierre Trudeau amuses a group of people in Fortune while on tour through Newfoundland, Aug. 3, 1971.
Pierre Trudeau takes a ride on the Bluenose, Aug. 1972.
Pierre Trudeau works out at an Oshawa health club during a break in his 1968 election campaign.
Pierre Trudeau, with a garland around his neck and a Hindu greeting symbol in paste on his forhead, rides a camel Jan 12, 1971 in the village of Benares, India, where he dedicated a water well.
Pierre Trudeau kids around with a carnation while waiting for voting results at the Liberal convention in this April 7, 1968 photo.
Pierre Trudeau tries cracking a dog sled whip while visiting Baker Lake in the Arctic, March 10, 1970.
Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Sheik Yamani, left, and Pierre Trudeau, right, dance a traditional Arabian dance while camping out in the desert in Madein Saleh, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 18, 1980.
Pierre Trudeau, seen here taking part in Maori ceremonial dance in Wellington, New Zealand May 13, 1970.
Pierre Trudeau does a dance after his campaign bus broke down in Montreal June 6, 1968.
Wearing a "feather in his cap," Pierre Trudeau attended the official opening May 20, 1983, of an archaeological excavation in Hull, Que.
Pierre Trudeau, shown performing his famous pirouette during a May 7, 1977, picture session at Buckingham Palace in London, England.
Pierre Trudeau, in a moment of joy over patriation of Canada's constitution, preformed his now famous pirouette at Uplands Airport on April 18, 1982 following the Queens's departure for London after the 4-day state visit which climaxed with the proclamation of the Constitution Act.
Pierre Trudeau is saluted by RCMP Officer as he carries son Justin to Rideau Hall in 1973.
Prime Minister Trudeau and his then-wife Margaret leave the city's Notre Dame Basilica Sunday afternoon after the christening of their 22-day old infant Justin Pierre James, Jan. 16, 1972. Tasseled shawls kept the baby hidden from photographers and the 10-degree-below-zero weather.
March 1979 photo of the Trudeau children: Michel (front), Alexandre (Sacha) and Justin (rear).
It was a big day for Dad, but a long day for the three Trudeau children. Left to right, Justin, Michel and Alexandre (Sacha) Trudeau attended the swearing in ceremonies of their father Pierre Elliott Trudeau as Prime Minister March 3, 1980 at Government House.
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