Justin Trudeau – EDITORIAL: Justin Trudeau is an introvert?
While there’s not much Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that surprises us — on most issues you can pretty much predict what he’s going to say before he says it — his self-description of himself as an “introvert” does.
As he told the Toronto Star’s Susan Delacourt in a recent interview:
“I always understood that I’m an introvert who learned how to be an extrovert to succeed in politics.
“My introverted nature has thrived a little bit in the pandemic — sometimes to the detriment of my family.
“If I’m locked into my office working and making phone calls and sort of absorbed by my work in a really focused way, I do have to remember to take a moment and ask my family: ‘How is your day?’”
As Delacourt noted in a “warning” to readers, “the prime minister’s description of himself would not align with those of his critics, or even those who have seen him primarily as a lifelong public performer.”
No kidding. A prime minister who is the master of the selfie, who seems to love the limelight, who dresses up in costume for an official visit to India as if he was performing on a Bollywood set and who doesn’t remember how many times he donned racist Blackface up to the age of 29 — which he says he now regrets — doesn’t strike us an introvert.