People love to say, “If [Candidate X] wins, I’m leaving the country!” After the results of a bitterly-contested election like the one in the U.S. between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, followers of the losing candidate have started to make their “plans” known.
But not so fast, said one Canadian. In a viral video making the rounds on Twitter, the Canadian man said, in no uncertain words, “Trump supporters moving to Canada, no! Get that out of your head. We don’t want you here.”
— christy morris 🧚♂️ (@polarsprite) November 8, 2020
“We don’t want your COVID here. We don’t want your ideals here. We don’t want anyone like that here.”
Canada has a long history of grudgingly sharing a border with the United States, and several political cartoons this year depicted the country as terrified of their unruly downstairs neighbors.
Thank you, Canadians, for sticking by us! The meth lab downstairs has finally been shut down🤣
— GeriG (@GeriGResist) November 8, 2020
At one point over the past year I put out on Twitter I wanted to move to Canada. I had several of my Canadian twitter friends say if the border was open i was more than welcome.
Trump supporters? Not so much!
— Jgo (@Jgo2063) November 8, 2020
Canadian here. I endorse this video. The boarder is closed because WE want it closed.
— Jay (@Tyranum) November 8, 2020
Brilliant! 👍 He's right on the money – all those Trump supporters screaming that they'll leave the US for Canada if Trump loses – yet, they never stop to think that Canada embodies so much of what they despise 🤷♂️🙄
— Jamie CynicL 😑💖💛💙 (@Macadder) November 8, 2020
I can get to Niagara Falls in about an hr from my home in NY. I miss being able to drive up to Canada for a long weekend with my wife. I can’t because of the pandemic. Canadas citizens are a neighbor and friend every time I visit. Keep that MAGA filth out of that country.
— Trump is a Russian Asset (@mbrooks1326) November 8, 2020
“We’re practically socialists up here!” he said, preying on Trump supporters’ fears that the American political left will turn the country toward socialism.
“We have socialized medicine. Weed is legal everywhere. You can get an abortion for free anywhere. And we all wear masks! Like, we take this pandemic seriously.”
We'll take Dems that want to move here, You'd fit in great up here! We don't want MAGATS! Strict gun laws, no open carry. Hard to get a gun license, have to take many gun courses. We own hockey sticks that's our weapons of choice! Nah, we own guns, we use them for hunting.
— NOVA🌟 (@NovaMcPhee) November 8, 2020
Hahaha…when we resisters wanted to leave, all these countries were welcoming us in…we stayed, fought, and won our democracy back.
— Jill Hill (@jillmotorfreak) November 8, 2020
This is so true! Why would Trump supporters choose Canada? They are way more liberal than we are (and I say that in a good way). I’d love to live in Canada because of how their government is run. Conservatives would hate it.
— Mad American (@MadCharlottean) November 8, 2020
Still time to take the one way shuttle to Mars. Take the Trumps and Kushners with ya.
— 5FtOh (@nahlaw) November 9, 2020
Can't blame ya! A Trump supporter mentioned leaving the states and coming to Hawaii….😆
Hawaii is a very blue STATE.
— 🌊🍍🌺🌴momikai 🐬🌊 (@mahinamomikai) November 8, 2020
In fact, Canada’s border is still closed to the United States because of the ongoing pandemic. U.S. cases are once again on the rise, spiking to 100,000 in a single day last week and signaling a continued upwards trend.
“We’re practically socialist here”. More of that. That’ll keep the Nazis out. 😂
— ❄️ GoͦtͭJaͣniͥeͤ? ® 🌊📚🐢💨 (@GotJanie) November 8, 2020
He speaks for us! 🇨🇦
— Kyle Ruggles 🇨🇦 (@kyleruggles) November 8, 2020
The ones who are yapping about it aren't willing to leave their firearms at the border, so, they shouldn't even try to come up. 🇨🇦
— Mother of Doodle (@CanadianDoodle) November 8, 2020
Trumpers don’t despise socialism and health care…they despise EQUALITY…that burning desire to feel like they’re better than others simply because of……….
— WHISTLEBLOWER (@ScandalWines) November 8, 2020
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 There's always Russia for them…IF they can accept them but I doubt it.🤷🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/zNEZfyJrEu
— baul104 Luigi (@baul_l) November 8, 2020
“So stay the f*** away from Canada,” he finished.
Trump supporters may have a difficult time re-homing themselves from the United States in general.