Ignore his famous ‘welcome’ tweet, PM Trudeau now blames Trump, US for Canada’s migration crisis


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During an interview this week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared to blame his country’s migration crisis on the policies of its southern neighbor, the United States.

The unexpected jab at U.S. President Donald Trump occurred after an interviewer with the Global News asked the prime minister whether his overly welcoming attitude toward migrants was to blame for the growing crisis along Canada’s southern border.

“Your tweet saying ‘welcome to Canada’ is often cited as the reason why these people are pouring across the border. Do you ever regret that tweet?” interviewer Amanda Connolly asked.

Trudeau posted the tweet around the same time that Trump signed an executive order banning immigration from terrorism-prone nations.

In response to Connolly’s question, Trudeau said no.

“If people are in the midst of migration around the world right now, it’s not because of a tweet restating — almost word for word — Canadian policy on refugees, because that’s exactly what it was,” he claimed.

Available for review here, Canada’s refugee policy neither mentions “diversity” nor contains the words “welcome to Canada.”

Listen to the PM’s full statement below:

“And certainly, if people are fleeing the United States right now and are choosing to leave the United States right now, it’s not something I said,” he added. “It is perhaps domestic realities within the political context in the United States that is driving people to move or to make those certain decisions.”

He wasn’t entirely wrong. Since 2017, illegal aliens in the United States have indeed been pouring over the border into Canada over fears of Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

Where Trudeau erred was in what appeared to be his subtle suggestion that it’s contingent on the U.S. to stop these migrations. The Trump administration is too busy trying to stop illegal immigrants from pouring over its own southern border to worry about Canada’s problems.

The U.S. likewise is not the country responsible for incentivizing illegals to migrate to its northern neighbor. The individual truly responsible, many on social media argue, is Trudeau himself.


The latter tweet was not an exaggeration. As migrants in Canada wait for their asylum requests to be processed, they’re reportedly treated to free, taxpayer-funded medical care and legal aid, not to mention taxpayer-funded housing at three-star hotels and sports stadiums.

Trudeau’s “welcome to Canada” tweet posted in early 2017 – that single tweet – caused an “influx of refugee inquiries,” according to the National Post.

“We are receiving an increasing number of inquiries from the public about requesting refugee status in Canada, and a number clearly having links with our Prime Minister’s tweet this weekend,” the Canadian embassy in Mexico wrote in an email to Canada’s central government at the time.


Trudeau has since signed onto the United Nations Global Compact on Migration. The U.S. chose otherwise, with the Trump administration arguing that the pact would undermine its sovereignty.

Time and time again the Canadian prime minister has made moves that effectively damaged his country’s sovereignty and incentivized more migrants and illegals to cross into his communities.

It’s why so many believe Trudeau only has himself to blame for his country’s crisis:

Trump has not yet responded to Trudeau’s allegations, likely because he doesn’t take them seriously.



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