Unfortunately for Trudeau, it might also be nice if the 62% of Americans who don’t know who he is would, this Sunday, watch the “60 Minutes” episode in which he is interviewed.
The call for American global cultural literacy is underscored by the vibrant Canadian leader, who has not given up his pursuit for accolades from the American people. “I think we sometimes like to think that, you know, Americans will pay attention to us from time to time, too.”
He went on to suggest that engaging Americans in world affairs is actually a vital mission of the Canadian people.
“Having a little more of an awareness of what’s going on in the rest of the world, I think is, is what many Canadians would hope for Americans,” Trudeau said.
Canada’s PM also expressed his concern about an unnamed US presidential candidate whose passionate and often ill-advised appeals to nationalism and fear have trumped Americans’ better sense.
The Prime Minister’s spokeswoman said she wasn’t aware which US presidential candidate Trudeau was referring to.