Trudeau takes shot at used car dealers

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:30 PM ET

Justin Trudeau was forced to apologize after taking a jab at used car salesmen, but in true Trudeau fashion, he took a swipe at Ezra Levant instead.

The Liberal leader was quoted earlier in the week as saying that politicians "rank below used car salesmen" in trustworthiness.

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That prompted Auto Drive Canada to respond back to Trudeau on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

Trudeau was forced to apologize, but in doing so, he took a dig at Levant.

 

The Source host was quick to reply: "Trudeau mocks salesmen. Not everyone was born with a silver spoon in their mouth."

 

He also called into question Trudeau's ability to lead.

 

The Liberal leader — whose political mandate over the next two years is to ingratiate himself with the middle class — actually owns a used car.

It's a 1957 Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster gull-wing edition. The model goes for about $750,000 and up if you can find one for sale — there are only a handful of the vintage cars in Canada.

Trudeau's was a gift from his father. It's currently stored at the Star Motors showroom in Ottawa where it is being guarded by manager Yves Laberge — who declined to answer any questions about it.

Joe Beric worked at Motor Metrics during the '70s and '80s when the vehicle was still in the possession of the late elder Trudeau.

"The car is special, people who own this don't drive it every day," he said. "A car like this, it's like a lady. If it looks good, it can get anything it wants."

-With files from Jessica Hume


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