As Canadians celebrated Canada Day, Americans took to Twitter to apologize for the unpredictable and erratic behavior of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Don't apologize. Vote. https://t.co/JSPYv0KAt2— Dan Culberson (@Dan Culberson)1530482994.0
Canada Day is celebrated on July 1 every year and is Canada's national holiday commemorating the Constitution Act, which unified the three separate colonies of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada. Originally called Dominion Day, it was renamed in 1982 with the passage of the Canada Day act, which established the date as a federal holiday.
Americans joined our northern neighbors in their celebrations, offering apologies on behalf of the American people for Trump's embarrassing treatment of our allies. The hashtag #CanadaDay trended throughout the day on Sunday.
"Thank you for bearing with us," one user wrote.
This got a heartfelt response from one Canadian citizen, who said that "Canadians know that the US as a whole does not support the current political climate of your country."
@andylassner Canadians know that the US as a whole does not support the current political climate of your country,… https://t.co/vLUO2EkQdg— Chad (@Chad)1530448669.0
The American people are "proud to call you friends," Canada, even if our president doesn't see it that way.
Happy Birthday, Canada! I know we suck as neighbors right now & if you build a polite privacy hedge along the bord… https://t.co/sxzxT6HFid— Kaz Weida (@Kaz Weida)1530465608.0
"Please adopt me," wrote one social media user.
Happy #CanadaDay, my Canadian friends! Also, someone Canadian, please adopt me. Please. I beg. Let me out of here.— Julia Lepetit (@Julia Lepetit)1530459691.0
Squidward peering out at Spongebob and Patrick perfectly captured the "sad American" motif many are experiencing in these unusual times.
me as a sad American looking at Canadians celebrating #CanadaDay like https://t.co/cx6jDNHy4b— callista (@callista)1530485837.0
Others burned Trump by calling him a "con-man."
Happy #CanadaDay - to our friendly neighbor who knows a con-man when it sees one... https://t.co/Yi2oeu158Y— The Tweeting Liberal (@The Tweeting Liberal)1530480710.0
Still others asked Canadians to "forgive us" Americans as we go through a "fascist rage punk phase."
Dear Canada: So sorry about the mess downstairs, eh? Please forgive us: we’re going through a fascist rage punk pha… https://t.co/ExmYxcs6G3— Sabrina Renkar (@Sabrina Renkar)1530468405.0
But in the end, we have to have hope. "We will fix this."
Happy #CanadaDay. Sorry there's rot in your basement, guys. We'll fix this.— Steve Marmel (@Steve Marmel)1530449995.0
Americans are certainly not going to capitulate to Trump's threats to his critics, who he said on Sunday should "take it easy."
Earlier today, the president once again railed against his critics.
"I hope the other side realizes that they better just take it easy," Trump told Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business. “Because some of the language used, some of the words used, even some of the radical ideas, I really think they’re very bad for the country. I think they’re actually very dangerous for the country."
Trump warns his critics to "take it easy." 👀 "I hope the other side realizes that they better just take it easy. T… https://t.co/pYspiwwOU6— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1530456229.0
Sunday also marked the first stage of retaliatory tariffs on American goods, which were ordered by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The $16.6 billion levy includes a 25 percent tax on imported American steel and a 10 percent tax on various aluminum-based consumer products.
"Canada's workers build the roads and bridges that get us to work on time and back home again. They put food on the table for families from coast to coast to coast. Some are young people starting their career, or newcomers bringing fresh talent to the workforce," Trudeau wrote.
"From Ontario steel to Quebec aluminum, from agriculture and the energy sector in the Prairies and the North, to forestry in British Columbia and fisheries in the Atlantic, Canadians get the job done — and build our communities along the way."
Last month, Trump imposed a 25 percent tariff on Canadian steel and aluminum and lambasted Canada and other U.S. allies at the annual G7 summit, which was held in Canada.