Trump Spokesperson Says He's "Not Sure Why You'd Want To Go To Canada" On Live TV
He also said the U.S. is the "greatest country on the face of the planet."
With the border reportedly staying closed into August, Americans who want to head north are out of luck. However, a Trump spokesperson's Canada comments would have us believe it's no big deal. He said so while being interviewed on live TV.
During an interview with CNN's Brianna Keilar, Hogan Gidley, the spokesperson for President Donald Trump's campaign, said he didn't understand why anyone would want to go to Canada.
"Hogan, Canada won't let us in," Keilar says, referencing a poll on which countries arethe best.
"I'm not sure why you would want to go to Canada when we live in the greatest country on the face of the planet," Gidley replies, "that's Donald Trump’s mentality on it."
"Well if you want to get away from coronavirus you might," Keilar responds.
Gidley may not be aware of the over 10,000 U.S. Citizens who have tried to cross the border only to be denied entry.
claimed they wanted to enter Canada for shopping, sightseeing, and other recreational activities.
The border between the two countries has been shut down to non-essential travel since March.
Even with a group of U.S. politicians, a majority of Canadians would prefer that it remain closed.
enough that most of the country has begun cautiously reopening.
According to Worldometers, as of writing, the country is currently dealing with 27,601 active cases, with the total count sitting at 109,264 confirmed overall.
In the United States, the situation is objectively much direr.
With a population roughly nine times larger than that of its northern neighbour, the U.S. has had over 33 times as many confirmed cases, with over 1.8 million of them being active.
In June,and has continued to climb to over 315,000.
Even with the border closed, some American tourists have been able to get into Canada by using.
So, it does seem like some of them would want to come here after all.