Canada Day has nothing to do with the US, but that hasn’t stopped the Twittersphere from using the holiday to insult Donald Trump, with some Americans even apologizing to their northern neighbors on behalf of their president.
As Canadians marked the holiday with barbecues and family time on Sunday, others online were taking to Twitter, seizing the opportunity to throw a few punches at Trump.
One person said she would “totally understand” if Canada decided to build a “polite privacy hedge” along the US border, because America “sucks as neighbors right now.”
Happy Birthday, Canada!
I know we suck as neighbors right now & if you build a polite privacy hedge along the border, we’ll totally understand.
— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) July 1, 2018
Another apologized to Canada for the US being a “rot in its basement.”
Sorry there’s rot in your basement, guys.
We’ll fix this.
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) July 1, 2018
Along the same lines was Twitter user @thelaughingmuse, who apologized to the Canadians “living in the loft apartment above our s**t-fueled, dumpster-fire of hatred in all its forms.”
Happy #CanadaDay to those living in the loft apartment above our shit-fueled dumpster-fire of hatred in all its forms.
— Laughing Muse (@thelaughingmuse) July 1, 2018
One American asked Canada to forgive the US, as it’s going through a “fascist rage punk phase.”
Dear Canada: So sorry about the mess downstairs, eh? Please forgive us: we’re going through a fascist rage punk phase. We’re working on it. In the meantime, thanks for being a beacon of hope, compassion and progress for humanity. Love, Sabrina ❤️🇨🇦🍻#CanadaDay
— Sabrina Renkar (@screnkar) July 1, 2018
Another American pleaded for a Canadian to adopt her so she could flee the US.
Happy #CanadaDay, my Canadian friends!
Also, someone Canadian, please adopt me. Please. I beg. Let me out of here.
— Julia Lepetit (@JuliaLepetit) July 1, 2018
One American opted for a side-by-side comparison of Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with the latter coming out ahead.
DID YOU KNOW: Canada is the most educated country in the world with 55% of adults having a college degree. Simple explanation for why they have Justin Trudeau and we have Donald Trump. #CanadaDay
— Ryan Knight 🌊 (@ProudResister) July 1, 2018
Others threw a bit of word play into the mix, with one person wishing Trump a “tariffic Canada Day.” The comment is in reference to new taxes placed on Canadian steel an aluminum imported into the US.
But despite all the criticism towards Trump, the US president did take a moment to send a Canada Day message to America’s neighbor.
However, that message wasn’t received well by some. Canadian journalist Damien Cox took to Twitter to tell Trump that his Canada Day greetings were “neither accepted nor welcome.”
Mr. Trump, your Canada Day greetings are neither accepted nor welcome. Sorry, Canada.
— Damien Cox (@DamoSpin) July 1, 2018
But one Canadian pointed out that her country isn’t perfect either, while still being critical of Trump.
To our American friends on #canadaday: thanks for your support and friendship in these tense times. But hold us to account, too! We have deep flaws, and Trudeau has failed to address some of the biggest ones. We ALL lose if all it takes to get praise is being better than Trump
— Christo Aivalis (@christoaivalis) July 1, 2018
Trudeau himself took to Twitter to deliver a Canada Day message, with Sunday marking 151 years since the country’s confederation.
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