President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agreed to shut the U.S.-Canada border to all but essential traffic and trade last week, to contain the coronavirus spread. Now President Trump wants to station U.S. troops on the Canadian border, to ensure no one tries to illegally cross into America.
Trudeau confirmed the report Thursday, Canada’s Global News reports, and apparently does not support the plan.
“Canada and the United States have the longest un-militarized border in the world and it is very much in both of our interests for it to remain that way,” Trudeau said, “while giving his daily briefing to reporters.”
Canadians and some Americans are having a field day mocking the U.S., which does not have universal health care and has a far greater number of COVID-19 cases than our friends to the north.
You really think Canadians will flee their healthcare and a Prime Minister w/ policies that favour science for a right-wing koolaid-drinking whack job country w/ the fastest growth of #COVID19 cases in the world?!? https://t.co/AfkgVUo0Xb #NOPE #NOTMYPRESIDENT #USA #cdnpoli
— somecanuckchick🇨🇦 (@somecanuckchick) March 26, 2020
Trust me: no one from Canada or Mexico wants to come here now. Unless he’s looking to block Americans from escaping. https://t.co/HjvtmHyQuN
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) March 26, 2020
If things weren’t so grim, the idea that Trump needs to prevent Canadians from sneaking into the US would be laughable. Right now, this side of the border is looking pretty good. https://t.co/pvP8sv1i9k
— Scott Gilmore (@Scott_Gilmore) March 26, 2020
We have more cases than them. If anyone would put guards at the border, it’s Canadians! https://t.co/1qjBFouRtL
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) March 26, 2020
— ProudCanadianMom🇨🇦 (@CanadianMom79) March 26, 2020
Why is trump proposing sending troops to 🇨🇦 border when 20,000 people crossed INTO Canada from US in 2018?
It’s Canada that will require protection from the US soon, given its catastrophic response to COVID19. https://t.co/qiG8c8eUG4
— Joanne (@JoanneKMcD) March 26, 2020
Why is @realDonaldTrump considering putting troops at the US/CAN border? Ain’t no Canadian trying to sneak into your dumbass sickass country with your shit ass health care you Dumb Shit. #dontflatteryourself
— Pudgy Nugget (@PudgyNugget) March 26, 2020
Is this to keep the Americans from coming north? https://t.co/u4dhI9tSju
— serenitynow (@serenitynow8822) March 26, 2020
Donald Trump deploying troops to the Canadian border to prevent COVID-19 carriers from infiltrating the United States would likely benefit Canada – by stopping an actual threat, namely infected Americans moving north. https://t.co/GMdaYc01zw #COVIDCanada #covid19Canada #cdnpoli
— Michael Byers (@michael_byers) March 26, 2020
That’s quite funny the states wants to put military troops to the US and Canadian Border.
Do it, the US has so many cases it’s out of control. Close our borders that’s fine.
If it stops the spread.
— Taylor Austin (@STGGamings) March 26, 2020
Let me get this straight. So the US is wanting to put soldiers at the border so Canadians, with our far lower infection rate per capita and universal healthcare won’t try to get across?
No worries, guys. I think you’re safe.
— Amanda Jetté Knox (@MavenOfMayhem) March 26, 2020
Yes, let’s put soldiers on the border to stand guard against, checks notes, Canada? We could put soldiers to work delivering groceries or working in the hospitals but noooooo.@realDonaldTrump is the original #COVIDIDIOT.#TheResistancehttps://t.co/i8NF5g2ShQ
— Sarah Connor (@SarahConnor2017) March 26, 2020
Breaking: Canadians lined up at the border to flee their free healthcare, civil society and functional leadership for the kill or be killed, dystopian nightmare the US is quickly becoming. Also no one listens to the‘Tragically Hip’ here which might have been our undoing.
— NoelCaslerComedy (@CaslerNoel) March 26, 2020
NO Canadian with intellect will WANT to cross the border right now. I love my US friends/players etc… BUT NOW is not the time esp. with #45’s inaction and money first thinking. Waste of your resources Cheeto butt. https://t.co/2UEmwH2T8i
— Callie B (@canadiancal30) March 26, 2020
America’s doctors and nurses: HELP! We are desperate! We need masks, ventilators, gowns, gloves, beds.
Donald Trump: I hear you. I’m sending troops to the Canadian border.
— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) March 26, 2020
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Jim Jordan Blames Democrats for 1/6 Insurrection After Pelosi Boots Him: They ‘Normalized Anarchy’
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) attacked nearly half of American adults Wednesday, falsely claiming Democrats “normalized anarchy,” after Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to allow him on the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack.
Jordan suggested because Democrats supported the Black Lives Matter protests against police killing of unarmed Black people, Trump supporters had every right to break federal laws, damage federal property, attempt to overturn an election, and threaten the lives of duly-elected House and Senate representatives, and the vice president of the United States.
Jordan insisted the “fundamental question” the January 6 Select Committee should investigate is not who lied to the American people, who incited the insurrection, and the attempted coup – but “why wasn’t there a proper, proper security presence at the capitol that day.”
That is one of many questions that must be answered, but Jordan claims to already have the answer, which is straight out of far right wing extremist social media posts.
“My answer is because what happened all last year,” Jordan said Wednesday at a press conference. “The Democrats normalized anarchy. They normalized rioting and looting and rioters and looters attacks on law enforcement personnel, when rioters and looters destroyed small businesses, what did Democrats did? They went out and raised money to bail them out of jail and they continued to talk about defunding the police,” Jordan said.
Jim Jordan says Jan. 6 happened because “the Democrats normalized anarchy.” pic.twitter.com/xy0zFCsr9m
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) July 21, 2021
‘Unhinged’ GOP Congressman Is Claiming Google ‘Absolutely’ Changed Its Algorithm to ‘Move 15 Million Votes’ to Biden
U.S. Rep Ken Buck (R-CO) says Google flipped 15 million votes away from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. Buck last year, on tape, as the chair of the Colorado GOP, allegedly tried “pressuring an El Paso County GOP official to falsify election results in the State Senate District 10 race.”
“Google, by the way, changed its algorithm, in May of 2020 to disadvantage Donald Trump and to advantage Joe Biden,” said Buck in a secret recording (below) made by Lauren Windsor, who was posing as a Trump supporter.
“Changed its algorithm. And when you ask them about this, I know people that, that own newspapers and asked them about it. They say, ‘Oh, well it’s just a technical thing we don’t know what the result was we just know that we did that a technical person did this.’ Nonsense. They chose the winner. They can move, the estimates are, they can move 15 million votes, because every time you ask for an article on Donald Trump or every time you Google ‘Donald Trump,’ and people here, obviously Google in a more sophisticated way, but, but people out there. They’re hearing about Donald Trump and they’re wondering, you know, Donald Trump/Hunter Biden?”
“I heard what you said about Google, that they changed the algorithm and penalized President Trump. Can you talk more about that, like, they flipped 15 million votes to Biden?” Windsor asks Buck.
“What I’ve heard from some of the academics on this issue is that by, by changing the algorithm, you can flip 15 million votes, you can influence 15 million people to move one direction or another, in that situation,” Buck claimed.
And claiming that “absolutely happened,” Buck went on to say, “So you talk to people, you know, in conservative publications. And what they’ll tell you is the day after that algorithm went into effect, their readership went down. So if you were looking for something on the Washington Examiner or the Washington Times or the conservative newspapers in this area, you, you would have to go further down you have to go to page two or three, to find the story you were looking for and that’s what that’s what Google did was, by changing their algorithm. And that absolutely happened.”
Buck, who last year threatened President Joe Biden to “come and take” his AR-15, also went on to reveal the GOP’s intention to focus on attacking transgender children and Critical Race Theory that he expects will help the GOP take back the House next year and use the House to win the presidency in 2024.
“The people are so obsessed with boys playing girls’ sports, and, critical race theory, and all the other things that are going on that we will win the majority and we will hold hearings on this very issue in 2023, and that that happens before the 2024 election.”
Last year NCRM documented some of Buck’s long history of questionable acts.
EXCLUSIVE–> GOP Rep Ken Buck: Google changed its algorithm “to disadvantage Donald Trump and to advantage Joe Biden… they chose the winner,” moving an estimated 15 million votes
…Btw, Buck is the ranking member on the committee leading the antitrust fight on Big Tech 😬 pic.twitter.com/oBzCDm39oX
— Lauren Windsor (@lawindsor) July 8, 2021
Buck’s remarks attacking Google and suggesting the election is tainted led some to call him “unhinged,” while one noted Harvard Law professor disputes the possibility:
“Unhinged” suggests Ken Buck (R.. CO 4th) was ever hinged. The evidence suggests not. https://t.co/0O5DN9ba4U
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) July 8, 2021
Caitlyn Jenner’s Campaign Announcement ‘Landed With a Thud’: MSNBC
As Republicans push ahead with their long-shot bid to unseat Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election, former Olympian and transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jenner filed the paperwork to challenge him as a Republican — but on MSNBC, reporter Scott Cohn noted that her controversial candidacy is already flailing in the water.
“What are folks saying about her candidacy?” asked anchor Alex Witt.
“Well, Alex, we know who’s not saying anything so far. Caitlyn Jenner’s daughters, Kylie and Kendall, have not had any comment. Neither has ex-wife Kris Jenner or any of the Kardashians,” said Cohn. “But there are other indications that the idea of a Gov. Caitlyn Jenner is not taking off. She is presenting herself as a ‘compassionate disrupter,’ in her words, and one of the things she thinks she can disrupt is some of the traditional political calculus here in California, running as a socially liberal, fiscal conservative. Well, that, at least in the early going, appears to have landed with a bit of a thud.”
“Equality California is the state’s largest LGBTQ advocacy group,” said Cohn. “They tweeted right away yesterday, ‘Make no mistake, we can’t wait to elect a trans governor of California, but Caitlyn Jenner spent years telling the LGBTQ+ community to trust Donald Trump.’ They say they will take a hard pass. And that may be the least of Caitlyn Jenner’s worries. She broke with President Trump back in 2018, but there’s also just the issue of the demographics in this state. It is deeper and deeper blue every year, and experts point to the recall campaign and the signatures that have come disproportionately from Republican pockets in the state, think Fresno, San Diego, Orange County. They say that as a Republican, Caitlyn Jenner does not have the math on her side.”
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