Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had one of the most cringeworthy statements for departed tyrant Fidel Castro (emphasis added):

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro:

“It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President.

“Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.

While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for “el Comandante”.

“I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away. It was also a real honour to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba.

“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and many, many supporters of Mr. Castro. We join the people of Cuba today in mourning the loss of this remarkable leader.”

In particular, that phrase, “while a controversial figure,” and the mention of heath care and education (which are overstated) whitewashed generations of repression. And it inspired widespread Twitter outrage, including from Marco Rubio and many Canadian politicians:

But mostly, Trudeau became the object of mockery, using the hashtag #TrudeauEulogies, in which other monsters from history had their crimes against humanity described in such euphemistic terms.

Here are some of my favorites:

This is Canada right now:

You can see more mockery in this live feed:


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