While on a cross-country town hall tour, Trudeau found himself answering a question from woman who was with the World Mission Society Church of God, a South Korea–based religious organization that worships “God the Mother”. The woman, whose religious group has been referred to as a "cult," asked Trudeau for help in garnering volunteers for religious charitable organizations.
"We came here today to ask you to also look into the policies that religious charitable organizations have in our legislations so that it can also be changed, because maternal love is the love that’s going to change the future of mankind," she said.
But before she could continue, Trudeau interrupted her to point out what he believed was a poor choice of words on her part. "We like to say ‘peoplekind,’ not necessarily ‘mankind,’ because it’s more inclusive," he said. While the woman readily agreed with Trudeau, Twitter was less forgiving.
"Some stupid sh*t that Justin Trudeau came up with after he was verbally abused by a woman by saying "mankind" at a town hall, despite the word being gender neutral," reads the new hilarious definition.
Right-wing media outlets have been especially harsh on Trudeau, who's become their favorite liberal whipping boy since taking office in 2015. If he wants to stop giving them fodder, he's certainly not acting like it.