In U.S., Trump and his acolytes paying attention to ongoing protests in Canada


Published February 1, 2022 at 11:12 am

WASHINGTON — Ongoing protests in Canada over COVID-19 restrictions have been garnering attention south of the border. 

Donald Trump himself shouted out Ottawa’s so-called “trucker convoy” during a speech Saturday in Texas. 

One of Trump’s most controversial supporters in Congress, Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, also expressed solidarity. 

Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted her support over the weekend. 

And GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee shared drone footage of the truckers on Twitter, complete with an “O Canada” soundtrack. 

In Ottawa, the protests have thinned out since the weekend, but those who remain are vowing to stay put until restrictions are lifted. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 1, 2022.

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