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From: axial7/6/2019 5:40:51 AM
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It turns out Trudeau wasn't snubbed by Bolsonaro

'Edited video of Trudeau

Global News shared a video late last week that appeared to show Prime Minister Justin Trudeau being snubbed by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan. Trudeau was seen motioning to Bolsonaro, only to watch as the Brazilian president turned his back, seemingly giving Trudeau the cold shoulder and ignoring his attempt at a handshake. The clip ended at that point.

Initially, Global's caption and related coverage did not mention the apparent snub. But many others on Twitter were quick to seize on an opportunity to ridicule the prime minister. The account for conservative advocacy group Canada Proud was one of many to share the video with a caption focusing on Trudeau's apparent rejection and awkwardness on the global stage.

The video was eventually shared in Canada by pundits and mainstream news outlets alike, as well as by international newspapers, prompting comments such as, “ Trudeau is a walking embarrassment,” “ No one gives a sh-t about Justin from Canada,” “ Poor Justin from Canada” and “ Pathetic.” Notably, Russian propaganda outlet Sputnik News also weighed in on the viral video, as did the Spanish-language version of RT, formerly known as Russia Today. Both Kremlin-funded outlets pushed the widespread narrative suggesting that Trudeau had been snubbed.

The only problem? The incident never happened — at least, not the way it was depicted in the viral video, which edited out the part where Bolsonaro turned back to Trudeau and embraced him a moment later.

As it turns out, Trudeau was motioning to Bolsonaro to direct his attention to another person waiting to greet him. He wasn’t rejected or snubbed, and the full, unedited video makes that clear.'


[ — Global "news" Yeah, right.]
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