Trudeau pledge to grow economy 'from the heart outwards' greeted with mockery

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau became the butt of a few internet jokes after some confusing comments backfired.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's pledge to grow the economy "from the heart outwards" led to some predictable Care Bears jokes. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press/Ryan Patrick Moran/Twitter)

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau became the butt of a few internet jokes after saying he wants to grow Canada's economy "from the heart outwards" during a campaign event in Regina on Wednesday. 

"We're proposing a strong and real plan, one that invests in the middle class, so we can grow the economy, not from the top down, the way Mr. Harper wants to, but from the heart outwards. That's what Canada has always done well," Trudeau said.

The remarks prompted many to ask just what growing an economy "from the heart outwards" actually means.

Some took it as a chance to poke fun at the Liberal leader.

There were a lot of Care Bear jokes.

Others came to Trudeau's defence.

Including his top adviser.

Trudeau did his best to clear things up as well.