WINNIPEG - Brian Pallister's comments this week at an emotional COVID-19 news conference have gone viral.
The big American cable news networks, including CNN, have all covered the story. Even Rolling Stone has written about what the Manitoba Premier had to say.
"I'm stealing Christmas to keep you safe." Canadian leader gives emotional virus message https://t.co/jUK8JejNda pic.twitter.com/8ReiJ7O4OA
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) December 4, 2020
Pallister called coronavirus non-believers idiots and he said he feels like the Grinch who's stealing Christmas. He also choked up when he talked about his popularity and his hope that one day his critics might respect him for delivering a tough message at a difficult time.
While some Manitobans certainly don't like Pallister, many agree with his message and global reaction to what he had to say has been overwhelmingly positive.