Since the election of Justin Trudeau as Canada’s Prime Minister, the world has fallen head over heels in love with him.
Let’s reflect on some of the critical parts of our love story:
When he was asked why he decided to have an equal number of men and women in his government cabinet, he simply responded: “Because it’s 2015.”
When he was sarcastically asked by a reporter about his knowledge on quantum physics, he came back with answers that pretty much blew the room away.
He’s brought Canada into the 21st century with progressive policies on climate change, Indigenous women, and refugees.
And, unsurprisingly, he’s a big part of the reason why, when Donald Trump was voted as President-elect of the United States of America, millions of Americans proclaimed they would move to Canada.
We all want to be closer to Justin Trudeau.
But, just as the honeymoon period in (real-life) relationships must come to an end, it seems our international love-affair with Trudeau is fading.
Following the death of former Cuban President, Fidel Castro, Trudeau spent most of the statement praising the leader.
“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,” the statement read.
“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.”
Scroll through to see some of Justin Trudeau’s better moments. (Post continues after gallery.)
For those who aren’t 100% up to date, Castro was a long-serving leader who established a strong power over Cuba, which has left citizens of the nation dancing in the street following his death.
He survived an alleged 638 assassination attempts, prompted a number of US sanctions, and was also accused of “persecuting” gay people, running a “crazy communist” regime, and exploiting his own people.
The romanticised picture that Trudeau has painted of Castro is remarkably different from the people who have suffered the consequences of his policies.
Which leads us to today, where the Canadian Prime Minister is facing serious criticism, and mass disappointment.
The hashtag #TrudeauEulogies is now trending online.
It was nice while it lasted.