EDITORIAL: Voters can send Justin on a magic carpet ride

It’s not just the deceit and the hypocrisy that are so worrying about Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. Those issues speak to his personal character.

His blackface photos and videos, hidden for so many years, have caused unimaginable damage to Canada on the world stage.

His childish antics are on the front pages of newspapers around the world and the butt of jokes on late-night talk shows. He’s turned this once proud country into a laughingstock. He preaches anti-racism while dressing up as Aladdin — a caricature of a person of colour from the Mideast.

In his first four years in office, Trudeau went out of his way to alienate our closest allies with his self-righteous blather. He has few friends among global leaders because of his prissy lectures about his moral authority on issues such as gender equity and racism.

Then he fired two powerful women over the SNC-Lavalin scandal. Now he’s mired in accusations of racism.

Before this election, Trudeau had the currency to criticize other countries for the way they treat minorities and women.

Not now. Powerful countries such as China, Japan, Russia, the U.S., Saudi Arabia will not tolerate his pompous superiority.

They’ll be returning fire. They’ll be ruthless.

How will he shake hands with leaders from India, China, the Mideast, when all they’ll see is a man who mocked their culture and their race in the worst possible fashion?