It's our new Trumpian politics. It goes something like this. You get a famous name to make a controversial allegation against a well-known public figure and hope that it lights up Twitter.
Recently, a widely viewed news clip showed the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, rebuffing Justin Trudeau’s proffered handshake at the G20. But when the full clip of the incident was played, a very different impression emerged. Mr. Bolsonaro was approached by another leader just as Mr. Trudeau offered his handshake. After dealing with the other man, the Brazilian president turned back to Mr. Trudeau and they shared a hearty handshake.
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HALIFAX—So campaign 2019, the “Low Blows Election” has begun.
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This campaign is not defined by any overarching issue, and has become ‘personal’ and ‘ugly’ between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, says pollster and Ipsos president Darrell Bricker.