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The Epic Time Obama Praised A Canadian Island For Helping Americans Run Away From Trump (VIDEO)

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Even before Donald Trump emerged as the GOP’s presumptive Republican nominee, Americans have been threatening to leave the country and move to Canada. The hilarious thing is that President Barack Obama completely agrees that Trump would be an absolute disaster for America, and even supported Americans fleeing the wrath of the disastrous potential commander-in-chief.

This couldn’t have been more apparent than at his State Dinner address in March, where the President thanked Canadian island Cape Breton for extending welcoming arms to Americans who wanted to leave the country should Trump win the election. The dinner was being held to honor PM Justin Trudeau, and Obama made sure to toast the Prime Minister and the country’s hospitality. Obama joked:

“Where else would we see a community like Cape Breton, Nova Scotia welcoming Americans if the election does not go their way.”

Obama’s comments were in reference to a website that was launched in February by a Cape Breton man that urged Americans to choose “Cape Breton if Donald Trump wins.” Obama also thanked Canadians for being against Trump’s horrendous border wall and the idea that America should keep out its “southern neighbors.” He said:

“To the great credit of their people, Canadians from British Columbia to New Brunswick have, so far, rejected the idea of building a wall to keep out your southern neighbors. We appreciate that. We can be unruly, I know.”

You can watch Obama’s brilliant speech below:

Trudeau definitely appreciated Obama’s shout-out – not too long after the State Dinner address, the Prime Minister weighed in on what he’d do if Trump became the next President of the United States. He joked:

“Answering hypotheticals … is not something that politicians should do. If people do want to make choices that perhaps suit their lifestyles better, Canada is always welcoming and opening.”

Featured image via Presidencia de la Repúblic / Flickr

Patti Colli

My passion is bringing attention to human rights and equality issues. In addition to writing for New Century Times and other political platforms, I also run a website and digital magazine dedicated to social issues and promoting equality in all forms.