Comedian Joe Rogan added to his ongoing criticism of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a podcast episode that aired on Thursday.
Specifically, he discussed the harsh pandemic-related measures Trudeau has imposed on the citizens of the nation, declaring that “Canada is communist” as a result of the leftist prime minister’s policies.
In a profanity-laced conversation with comedian Tom Segura, Rogan concluded that America’s neighbor to the north is “f—ed” and must “get rid of” Trudeau before it is too late.
The popular podcaster acknowledged that he was initially optimistic about the young leader, recalling that Trudeau seemed “handsome” and “sweet” before COVID-19 began to spread around the world.
“Good looking guy, confident, good talker,” Rogan said. “And during the pandemic, I’m like, ‘Oh, you’re a f—ing dictator. Oh, you don’t like criticism. You’re trying to shut down criticism by saying all your critics are misogynists and racists.”
The scathing critique was an apparent reference to Trudeau’s claim last year that “racist, misogynistic attacks” by a “small fringe element” were the cause of widespread protests against Canada’s COVID-19 lockdowns and vaccine requirements.
According to a recent poll, many Canadians have a similarly dim view of their divisive leader. In fact, roughly half of those surveyed believe he should step down before next year’s election.
A dismal seven percent of those surveyed said they strongly approve of his performance with just one in three giving him somewhat approving marks. Well over half of all respondents to the Postmedia-Leger poll said they either somewhat or strongly disapproved of his performance.
The staggering results might be a sign of big problems for Trudeau’s leftist government as a whole, said Leger Executive Vice President Andrew Enns.
He noted that, in light of the recent survey, “one can’t help but think the progressive coalition that elected Trudeau to his majority in 2015 and contributed to his back-to-back minorities is significantly strained, if not broken.”
Rogan’s latest remarks represented just the latest denunciation of the “gross” and “sketchy” Canadian prime minister. In addition to attacking Trudeau’s COVID-19 response, he has previously called out the nation’s strict gun control policies.
Last month, the podcaster said he was “disgusted” by Trudeau’s blanket declaration that “you can’t use a gun for self-protection in Canada.”