A Brief Commentary by Doug Draper
Posted January 12th, 2018 on Niagara At Large
No, Donald Trump hasn’t included Canada on his list of “shithole countries” – at least not yet because maybe, just maybe, we Canadians still live in a country that is white enough.
But that is no reason we shouldn’t do what our friends and allies in the United Kingdom have done and unwelcome this dangerous wing nut with his racist, homophobic, misogynous views and his ‘big button that works’ to our country.
It was reported on American cable news networks earlier this January 12th that a trip Trump was planning to take to London, England later this year has been cancelled in the wake of an outpouring of protests from Brits who don’t want this clown setting one foot on their soil, let alone possibly standing anywhere near their beloved Queen for any kind of official ceremony.
Following some of his most vile comments to date – ones that involve referring to nations populated mostly by people of colour as “shithole countries” – we Canadians should follow the British lead and rev up an unwelcoming campaign for Trump’s planned visit to a G7 summit in Quebec this June.
By the way, here – immediately below – is how the front page of the New York Daily News, a popular tabloid newspaper out of New York City portrayed the Tweeter-in-Chief this January 18th.
I don’t know about you, but the thought of any of our tax money being spent on extra security for this bozo when it could be used – just as one example – to to improve water treatment facilities for Indigenous communities in our country is enough to have me throwing up in one of his ‘Make America White Again’ hats.
Question is, would Canada’s Prime Minister have the courage to invite Trump to stay home if enough Canadians stand up, like the people of Great Britain did, and make it clear we don’t want him here?
If we are lucky, maybe our friends and neighbours across the American board will find a way to get him turfed out of office before June comes along, and we won’t have to find out.
To read a story about Trump’s possible visit to Canada this June, 2018 for G7 Summit meetings, click on – http://www.macleans.ca/politics/washington/canada-braces-for-a-trump-visit-in-2018/ .
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