'Canadians are better than that': Readers call out 'disgusting' comments about Trudeaus

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On Thursday night, it was confirmed that Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, was diagnosed with COVID-19.

The prime minister said her symptoms remain mild, but she is “following medical advice” and will remain in quarantine “for the time being.”

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Earlier Thursday, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement that Sophie Grégoire Trudeau had recently begun “exhibiting mild flu-like symptoms including a low fever late last night” after coming home from a ‘We Day’ speaking engagement in the U.K.

The prime minister is currently not experiencing any symptoms but will remain in self-isolation for 14 days.

“I have no symptoms and I’m feeling good,” the prime minister said on Friday. “It was explained to me that as long as I do not show any symptoms at all, there is no value in having me tested,” he added.

Following the announcement of Grégoire Trudeau’s diagnosis, Canadians took to social media to send their well-wishes to the Trudeau family.

But arguments began to erupt online as people’s personal views of the prime minister led individuals to post negative comments about the Trudeaus, following the announcement that Grégoire Trudeau is a victim of COVID-19.

But several Canadians were very quick to call out these “disgusting” comments.

In addition to the prime minister working from self-isolation, the House of Commons adjourned Friday in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Parliament Hill. MPs will not return to the House of Commons until April 20. 

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