Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson claimed that Justin Trudeau is not the son of Pierre Elliott Trudeau and is instead the son of former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Carlson claimed during a mock game show that the “love child” of Margaret Trudeau and Fidel Castro now runs Canada. This conspiracy theory is extremely popular on social media despite the fact the claim has been disputed by fact-checkers.
Tucker Carlson, host of one of the most watched shows on cable television, made an outrageous claim on T.V. claiming that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is actually the son of Fidel Castro, and not Pierre Trudeau. Carlson claimed that “people have talked for quite some time now that Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada to our North, is actually the son of a famous dictator.” For evidence, Carlson provides a clip of Trudeau’s mother calling Castro a “charmer,” then states that “for sure” Trudeau is the son of Castro.
This popular conspiracy theory has made its rounds on social media for years, with many people of the belief that Trudeau is the son of the former Cuban dictator. However, this claim has been debunked on a number of occasions. Even right-leaning columnist Tristin Hopper wrote an article ripping apart the popular rumour. Canadian historian Robert Wright slammed the theory, stating that Trudeau was born on December 25, 1971 and that Margaret Trudeau didn’t meet Castro until 1976. According to Wright, “Their biographies just don’t intersect at all.”
Tristin Hopper pointed out, that while it is implausible that Trudeau is the son of Fidel Castro, they do look very similar. Regardless, it is a fact that Trudeau painted Castro in an unusually positive light after his death in 2016. Trudeau stated: “Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.”
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