Courtesy of the New York Post:
Canadians have taken to practicing pocketbook diplomacy in defense of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is caught in a trade war of words with President Trump, by boycotting American goods and canceling vacations to the United States, according to a report.
Shoppers are shunning Kentucky bourbon, California wine, and Florida oranges, and avoiding American companies like Starbucks, Walmart and McDonald’s, Canadian network CTV News reported on Wednesday.
On Twitter, hashtags like #BuyCanadian, #BoycottUSProducts, and #BoycottUSA are spreading as outrage over Trump’s trade tariffs grows.
An Ottawa man posted a “Trump-free grocery cart” full of products from Canada or from “countries with strong leadership.”
Vacationers said they would be staying up north this summer instead of booking trips to the US.
“F –k you Trump. We just booked a $3,000 vacation to beautiful British Columbia. Happy anniversary to us. #Canadastrong #BuyCanadian #F***Tariffs,” tweeted Supreme Leader Lyna.
Well, I think we could have seen this coming.
Instead of leaving the Prime Minister high and dry, the Canadian people, from all political parties, have circled the wagons to protect Justin Trudeau.
I find it interesting that while Trump has caused a great ideological fracturing among the American people and pitted them against the rest of the world, that he has inspired such patriotism among the Canadian people.
Hell, even some Americans are suddenly feeling patriotic about Canada.