7 Times Jagmeet Singh Called Out Donald Trump On Twitter

The NDP leader does not hold back.
7 Times Jagmeet Singh Called Out Donald Trump On Twitter

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may be choosing not to comment on the upcoming U.S. presidential election, but NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has never been shy regarding his feelings about one of the candidates. He has called out Donald Trump numerous times on Twitter throughout his presidency. He has criticized the president on matters from tariffs to outright racism.

With the prospect of a potential new president-elect being named this week (or four more years for the incumbent), it's interesting to see how one of Canada's own federal leaders has spoken up on issues that affect Canadians as well as Americans.

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On 'Stop & Frisk'

One of Singh's earliest callouts of Trump came before he was even elected president.

The NDP leader compared the candidate's support for the NYPD's controversial stop and frisk program to the practice of carding in Toronto, both of which disproportionately affected people of colour.

Following Events In Charlottesville

Trump's reaction to the Unite The Right Rally in 2017, when he said there were, "very fine people on both sides," garnered a strong, multi-tweet reaction from the NDP leader.

He expressed that Trump needed to clearly condemn the white nationalists present at the event.

Charlottesville Continued

Singh had even more to say on the subject, and plainly stated that Trump had taken "the wrong side" in the matter.

Calls For Unity

A little over three months later, Singh would again turn his attention toward Trump's rhetoric, insisting that the president was actively working to divide people, rather than bring them together.

Standing Up Against Tariffs

The tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum became a sticking point for leaders in both countries.

Although Trump eventually relented (before going back on his decision, then relenting again), Singh was firmly on the side of supporting Canadian workers in the dispute.

Condemning Comments About Democratic Congresswomen

After Trump tweeted a message suggesting that four Democratic congresswomen of colour should "go back" to the countries they came from, Singh tweeted his own disapproval of the comments and support for the congresswomen (who are all U.S. citizens).

Trusting The Scientists

Singh's most recent tweet calling out the president takes a swing at Trump's handling of the coronavirus in the United States.

Singh takes the opposite stance of the president in each line, reminding people to trust the experts, know that the pandemic is serious, and to wear masks.

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