A video of an apple-chewing Pierre Poilievre effortlessly defying a journalist’s questions has gone viral.
The Conservative Party leader was in southern British Columbia last week to meet with local fruit growers.
Don Urquhart, a local newspaper editor in Oliver and Osoyoos, asked Poilievre about his current strategy to pursue a “populist path” to become Canada’s next leader.
“What does that mean,” Poilievre asked.
The reporter suggested that the official opposition leader “appeal to people’s more emotional levels, I would guess.”
Poilievre asked again what he meant by that and to give an example.
“Certainly you resort to very strong ideological language quite often,” the reporter replied.
The exchange went back and forth, with the reporter unable to provide examples or substantiate claims made in his questions, including comparisons to former US President Donald Trump.
Poilievre’s polite reactions while eating apples have attracted attention around the world.
Sky News Australia host Liz Storer said there “may still be hope” for Canada after Justin Trudeau led the country for eight years.
“If anyone helps this journalist, you’re in over your head,” Storer said.
“Is it any wonder that this man is actually leading in the polls to become the next Prime Minister of Canada? Oh, I hope to heaven that happens. Imagine this guy instead of Justin Trudeau.”
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The video was also reported by Fox News and Britain’s Daily Mailand has Millions of views on the social media site X.
“Pierre is so great” said actor and film producer James Woods. “I wish we had more like him in our country.”
Journalist Megyn Kelly wanted to know whether the U.S can bring him into the country.
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