Trudeau says Canadians watching U.S. events in 'horror,' avoids naming Trump after long pause - 2020-06-02
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paused for a long 21 seconds when asked Tuesday to comment on U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to use military force against protesters in the United States demonstrating against the death of African American George Floyd in police custody.
After several false starts, Trudeau avoided criticizing the president directly while taking aim at social "injustices."
"We all watch in horror and consternation at what is going on in the United States," he said. "It is a time to pull people together ... it is a time to listen. It is a time to learn, when injustices continue despite progress over years and decades."