PBS NewsHour

For many Canadians, Trudeau blackface photos come as a shock

Clip: 09/19/2019 | 9m 5s Video has closed captioning.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is mired in scandal since three separate images emerged showing him in blackface. The controversial instances, for which Trudeau apologized Thursday, have quickly dominated the Canadian election period. William Brangham reports and talks to BuzzFeed’s Elamin Abdelmahmoud about why the news is so shocking and how it might affect Trudeau's campaign.

Aired: 09/19/19

Rating: NR

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