Tucker Carlson jokingly claimed that Justin Trudeau’s mother was not faithful to her husband Pierre.
Tucker Carlson, host of one of the most watched shows on cable television before his ouster in 2023, jokingly claimed 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. Canadian historian Robert Wright has picked apart 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.” Even right-leaning columnist Tristin Hopper wrote an article ripping apart the popular rumour.
Tristin Hopper acknowledged that while it is implausible that Trudeau is the son of Fidel Castro, they do look very similar.
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