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Trump takes a swing at Canada over a trucker protest

Over a trucker protest, Trump takes a shot at Canada.

Key Takeaways:

  • For how protesters were cleared out of Ottawa last weekend, former US President Donald Trump has branded Canada as a nation of “left-wing fascists.”

Former US President Donald Trump has branded Canada as a nation of “left-wing fascists” for how protesters were cleared out of Ottawa last weekend.

Trump acknowledged the protests for the first time in nearly a month during his remarks at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida.

He claimed that Canadian protesters were “slandered” as Nazis, racists, and terrorists, accused of “phoney crimes,” and accused of being loyal to foreign powers.

The audience reacted with a thunderous standing ovation.

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After nearly a month of the occupation of streets in downtown Ottawa, including on and near Parliament Hill, Trump claims police crossed a line when they began removing protesters.

He says he supports the truckers who staged the protest as well as Canadians fighting to reclaim their freedom.

“The tyranny we’ve seen in Canada in current weeks should shock and dismay people all over the world,” he said to cheers and applause from an Orlando crowd.

“That peaceful movement of patriotic truckers, workers, and families protesting for their most basic rights as well as liberties has been violently suppressed in an advanced Western democracy.”

Over a trucker protest, Trump takes a shot at Canada.
Over a trucker protest, Trump takes a shot at Canada. Image from Newsweek

Trump compared Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to US President Joe Biden, whom he promised would be sent to “political exile,” along with Democratic allies such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

“Nazis, racists, and terrorists — these are the names they’ve been called,” Trump said.

“I kept an eye on them; I noticed the Maple Leafs all over the place, as well as the flags and love for their country. There were a lot of Americans there, and they loved our country. They’re being hunted down and treated worse than drug dealers, murderers, and rapists as if they’re enemies of their government.”

He continued that they crossed a line when Canadian authorities began making arrests, towing vehicles, and forcing protesters out of the national capital’s downtown core.

“Either you’re with the peaceful truckers, or you’re with the left-wing fascists — that’s what’s been going on,” he explained.

“In their noble quest to regain their freedom, we stand with the truckers and the Canadian people.”

Source: CTV News

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