Maybe that should be a wake up call to Freeland that she and Trudeau aren’t up to the job.
There are many important aspects to being an effective diplomat.
Having a good grasp of key files, having a willingness to listen to others while sticking to core values and principles, and understanding when divergent national interests can (or cannot) be reconciled, are all important aspects of diplomatic success.
But first, you need to get your phone calls answered.
And unfortunately for Chrystia Freeland, China doesn’t even see it as necessary to pick up the phone and answer her requests for a meeting.
That’s how bad things have gotten, and how badly Trudeau and Freeland have failed. It’s not just that Canada can’t get a meeting with the Communist China government, but we can’t even get our phone calls answered to have our meeting requests rejected.
As a result, as Ezra Levant noted on Twitter, Chrystia Freeland is now having to go on the radio and beg for a meeting:
“Canada’s foreign minister has taken to going on the radio to beg Chinese diplomats, if they’re listening, to return her calls.
On par for the woman who thought the Chinese nickname for Trudeau, Little Potato, was a compliment.
At least she didn’t cry, like she did in Belgium.”
It’s sad and pathetic.
And as I’ve said before, if Chrystia Freeland and Justin Trudeau had even an ounce of self-awareness, they would realize how horribly they’ve failed, and how obvious it is that they just don’t have what it takes to stand up for Canada’s national interests on the world stage.
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