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Trudeau’s image takes biggest hit since 2015 on India trip, goes from ‘golden boy’ to a ‘bit of a joke,’ say politicos

By Abbas Rana      

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau not only looked ‘superficial’ and like ‘a bit of a dandy,’ the India trip again brought into question his judgment. He now has to focus on substantive policy issues in order to regain control over his narrative.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured with his family, in India. During the visit, the Trudeaus wore colourful Bollywood-style traditional costumes which prompted a local fashion designer to call the family's outfits 'a little too Indian for Indians also.' Photograph courtesy of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Twitter

Justin Trudeau’s recent controversy-plagued India trip had the “most profound” negative impact on the government’s brand since it won power in 2015 and was another “unforced error” by the Liberals that has pushed the prime minister from being the “golden boy” to “a bit of a joke,” say politicos. However, Liberals insist the trip was nonetheless a success in which the government signed bilateral trade agreements worth $1-billion.

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