The saga rumbles on. Amid the controversy of his firing from Sportsnet and the reactions to his dismissal, a video of a Don Cherry interview from back in 1990 has resurfaced. In the clip, Cherry shares his thoughts on immigration, and his comments have Canadians comparing him to U.S. President Donald Trump.\nIn 1990, The Fifth Estate's Eric Malling interviewed Cherry for CBC.\nAt the time of the interview, Cherry had already been on TV as a hockey broadcaster for around a decade after finishing his playing and coaching careers.\nIn the clip, which had resurfaced and gone viral by Friday after his sacking on Monday, Cherry airs his views on immigration to Canada, among other topics.\n"They're ticked off at the foreigners coming over here earning the dough, is what I hear from them," Cherry says in the old clip of "the people who drink beer with me."\nWhen asked by Malling whether he was "dangerous", Cherry responded: "I don't know whether I'm dangerous, I just say what I think.\n"You can say it's bigotry if you want, I don't think it is. I'm Pro-Canadian. I wish more Canadians were like me."\nLater in the interview, Cherry, who was apparently flirting with the idea of a political career at the time, continued: "People come in and wreck everything on us and it wouldn't happen if I was in Parliament."\nMalling then pressed Cherry, asking him whether any party would want him on board. Cherry claimed he had been asked by both Canada's Liberal and Conservative parties to represent them.\n"They want people that people like on TV. How could you not like me on TV if you're a Canadian?" Cherry asks. "A good old boy like me? I'll tell you, I'll straighten those guys out. I wanna be in the back hollerin' and yellin'.\nDon Cherry with Eric Holling, 1990 pic.twitter.com/s4qKbGcrTZ— Nathan Caranci (@NathanCaranci) November 14, 2019\nWarming to his theme, Cherry continues: "Imagine me going down to Newfoundland. I'll say "look, vote me in and I'll guarantee you as I stand here no foreign trawler will come in and touch one fish.\n"Here we got people dying for want of beds and we're giving money to the foreigners? No way. It'd be Canada first and Canada only. That's what I am, a nationalist! I'm gonna start a new party, the Nationalists."\nUnsurprisingly, the resurfaced clip has been garnering a hell of a lot of attention on social media.\nAnd it seems plenty of Canadians — and Americans — found Cherry's rhetoric eerily similar to that of President Trump's views.\nThe video is nearly 30 years old now, but people are nonetheless alarmed by what they perceive as similarities between Cherry and the right-wing Trump.\nMini trumper right there....😒— Jo 🇨🇦RN (@Ilovesummer50) November 14, 2019\nRespect to the journalist for calling him out. Scary how much he resembles Trump.— Brad Nixon (@_zilla_80) November 14, 2019\nOh my goodness. I hope this is my last Don Cherry tweet ever but everyone needs to see this. He's the Canadian version of Trump. https://t.co/d2ZghnmsBn— Cloud9 🍁 (@CanadianCloud9) November 15, 2019\nDon Cherry. The Canadian Donald Trump. #joke https://t.co/MTJiShJ5h2— Adventures Of A Mad Math Teacher (@adventures_math) November 15, 2019\nDon Cherry was Donald Trump before Donald Trump.No wonder he was on FOX and in Rebel Media. https://t.co/gaBYPPZtzR— Gordon Preece (@gordonpreece) November 15, 2019\nWhoa! Don Cherry is the Canadian Trump😤 https://t.co/PVZTNxiFoY— RAPTORS NBA CHAMPS 2019 (@KaylaBabexoxo) November 15, 2019\nI hadn’t seen this clip but I’m amazed at the similarities between Trump and Cherry,both politically and with a loud narcissistic tone. I hadn’t really connected those dots so clearly before viewing this https://t.co/PrMISX8BZK— Neil Langevin (@neillangevin) November 15, 2019\nFor people still discussing the firing of Don Cherry, here he is in 1990 talking about possibly entering Canadian politics. Take out the Newfoundland references and this could’ve come out of Trump’s mouth, word for word. https://t.co/Q2B7OK7fJ2— The Civil Liberal (@cfthepodcast) November 15, 2019\nThis is amazing. Don Cherry was proto-Trump. https://t.co/47p7oNFKEE— J. Reuben Clark (@JReubenCIark) November 15, 2019\nLooks like everyone beat me to it.. if it was a transcript and you changed out cherry for trump. Wouldn't be able to tell.— Jordan Skowronek (@jtskowronek) November 15, 2019\nAnd that is why I never liked Don Cherry.— Bambi (@sitterquai) November 15, 2019\nHowever, it should be noted that there are also people who claim the clip actually makes them like Cherry even more than they already did.\nThis makes me like him even more.— Philbertarian (@Philbertarian1) November 15, 2019\nSay what you need to about Don, but he stayed true to his believes & personal values. Not to many people around that can say that.— Miss Lynn-not a BOT (@lvs2glf) November 15, 2019\nLove this man— Sammiek135 (@Sammiek_135) November 15, 2019\nGreat interview for the time. And most of Canada felt this way. No apology needed. Don is a legend.— Juan Ocasio-Ballsovitch (@dwainj) November 15, 2019\nLOVE IT!The government should have listened to this man years ago.— PatriotCanuck (@HuronErrol) November 15, 2019\nThat should not necessarily come as a surprise.\nCherry's fans have already advocated a boycott of Sportsnet and Rogers, begun a petition to have him reinstated, and even held a rally outside Sportsnet HQ.\nAnd his former player and longtime buddy Bobby Orr has also come out in support of his old coach. Orr said this week that Cherry's firing shows that "freedom of speech doesn't matter."\nIf you're looking for an end to the Cherry controversy, we wouldn't count on it happening anytime soon.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.