As Canadians celebrated Canada Day, Americans took to Twitter to apologize for the unpredictable and erratic behavior of U.S. President Donald Trump.
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.
Thank you for bearing with us during this highly embarrassing time for our country.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) July 1, 2018
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.”
Canadians know that the US as a whole does not support the current political climate of your country, we still stand by your people, even if we don't stand by your president.
— Chad (@Chad_Chats) July 1, 2018
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 border, we'll totally understand.
— Kaz Weida (@kazweida) July 1, 2018
“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 (@JuliaLepetit) July 1, 2018
Squidward peering out at Spongebob and Patrick perfectly captured the “sad American” motif many are experiencing in these unusual times.
— callista (@hicallista) July 1, 2018
Others burned Trump by calling him a “con-man.”
— The Tweeting Liberal (@WileELiberal) July 1, 2018
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 phase. We’re working on it. In the meantime, thanks for being a beacon of hope, compassion and progress for humanity. Love, Sabrina ❤️🇨🇦🍻#CanadaDay
— Sabrina Renkar (@screnkar) July 1, 2018
But in the end, we have to have hope. “We will fix this.”
Sorry there’s rot in your basement, guys.
We’ll fix this.
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) July 1, 2018
Americans are certainly not going to capitulate to Trump’s threats to his critics, who he said on Sunday should “take it easy.”