Because that’s what heroes do.
Courtesy of NYT:
He has been stuck inside his house in Ottawa since March 12 with his three young children. He has been juggling work meetings on his phone with parenting and household duties normally executed by his staff or his wife, who is sick.
Like millions of people around the world, Justin Trudeau has been improvising a new housebound routine in the time of the new coronavirus. The difference is, he’s running a G7 country.
Mr. Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, was the first leader of a major industrialized country to go into self-isolation, when his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, came down with flulike symptoms and later tested positive for the virus.
“We are following medical advice, as should all Canadians,” he said at a press briefing, set up outside the front door of his house with cameras and reporters stationed a safe distance away. These daily briefings are the only time he has ventured outside his home since entering isolation.
Mr. Trudeau says he is healthy and has not displayed any symptoms of the virus himself.
Okay, now I have leadership envy again.
Donald Trump can barely walk up to the podium unassisted and needs the teleprompters to have the words printed in the largest font available, and even then he fucks it up.
Could you imagine him taking care of three children and actually doing his job while locked in his house?
Those kids would be dead by the mid afternoon and the country would be on fire before dinner.
Wait, I think our country is already on fire.
Dammit, if Trudeau had not locked down Canada’s borders I might consider getting in my car and driving Northeast until I hear a people speaking French.