Justin Trudeau corrects woman for using 'mankind': 'Peoplekind' is 'more inclusive'

Glen Norman
February 8, 2018

- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is embarking on a four-day US tour with the first stop in Chicago to discuss how public service can contribute to stronger economic and political ties between the two countries.

The prime minister begins in Chicago, where he's pitching the benefits of progressive trade in a region that's seen deals like NAFTA take away stable and solid Midwest jobs.

During a town hall event in Edmonton, Alberta, last week, Mr Trudeau interrupted the young woman and urged her to say "peoplekind" instead.

Maybe it was his deadpan delivery, but unfortunately for Mr Trudeau, nobody seemed to pick up on his mad bants.


On his way into a Liberal caucus meeting today, Trudeau admitted his track record at telling jokes was a bad one, and his peoplekind comment only made it worse.

He said: "I made a dumb joke a few days ago that seems to have gone a little viral in the room on the 'peoplekind" comment.

On Wednesday, Trudeau said that the joke "played well in context" of the setting - but not out of context. Out of context, it doesn't play so well.

"It's a little reminder to me that I shouldn't be making jokes even when I think they're amusing", he concluded.


Trudeau has been mocked on social media and talk shows since using the word.

Aimee was filmed as saying, "We have received the Queen's Award in the United Kingdom, we have received many awards". "However, unfortunately in Canada, our volunteering as a religious charitable organization is extremely hard, extremely".

The woman was going on about the need for more support for religious organizations and said maternal love was key to changing the future of mankind.

"We like to say "peoplekind", not necessarily "mankind", because it's more inclusive", replies Trudeau. "Yes, thank you", she said. Did it look like I was bothered by it?'


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