Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has come under fire by several Canadians on social media after he went bungee jumping with his children near Ottawa on Sunday.
In the video that surfaced online, the prime minister is dressed in a red flannel jacket, blue jeans and boots. He counts to five and then throws himself off the 200-foot bungee tower in Chelsea, Quebec.
According to the company, he was accompanied by his two children—his son Xavier, 14, and his daughter Ella-Grace, 13.
“You never know who you will encounter on the bungee tower at Great Canadian Bungee! Canadian Prime Minister @justinpjtrudeau came to jump this morning with his son Xavier and daughter Ella-Grace. Props to them on some fantastic jumps and even some water dips!” the company posted on Instagram.
According to the prime minister’s public itinerary, he had taken a personal day on Sunday. However, many Canadians are unhappy that the prime minister decided to take a day off before the upcoming elections and while parts of Eastern Canada are still grappling with the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona.
Here are some of the reactions on Twitter.
The mystery has been solved as to where Justin Trudeau was this weekend. It wasn’t doing disaster relief either. Wait for it..
He was bungee jumping.
— Jennifer Elle (@jenniferelle_) October 3, 2022
I guess we know why Justin Trudeau couldn’t make any the rallies in Toronto in support of Iran this weekend.
He was too busy bungee jumping.
Credits to @jenniferelle_ for the find. https://t.co/zp2oGc2CZg
— The Real Andy Lee Show (@RealAndyLeeShow) October 3, 2022
While Canadians struggle to make ends meet, Justin Trudeau went bungee jumping. pic.twitter.com/TnXA7rXpBS
— Harrison Faulkner (@Harry__Faulkner) October 3, 2022
Trudeau goes bungee jumping, while Canadians are struggling.
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) October 3, 2022
— Melissa Mbarki (@MelissaMbarki) October 3, 2022
If you were wondering where Trudeau was yesterday as Maritimers are without power, the country teeters on the brink of recession, and massive crowds are marching in the streets against the brutal regime in Iran, it turns out he was bungee jumping in Ottawa. Amazing leadership! 😡
— terry l. (@dubsndoo) October 3, 2022
The Iranian-Canadian community is grieving. Tens of thousands of their community members and allies protested in Richmond Hill on Saturday. Justin Trudeau spent the day bungee jumping instead of joining them.
Abhorrent but not surprising. #cdnpoli https://t.co/qEcQ8StaG9
— Andrea Micieli (@AndreaMicieli) October 3, 2022