As you likely know by now, U.S. Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is currently campaigning on a
ridiculous promise to build a border wall between Mexico and the U.S..
At the same time, a large number of Americans are actually gearing up to flee to Canada if Trump is actually elected. And since many of them have already begun packing their bags, we thought we’d extend just a little piece of friendly advice to the folks south of the border:
Not so fast.
UK comedy show The Last Leg has stepped in to protect Canada from this influx of what we’re going to call “Trumpugees” (refugees produced via a Donald Trump win).
The campaign is called Bricking it for Canada, and the idea is to get as many people as possible to each “pledge” one brick for an eventual wall that will run between the U.S. and the Great White North.
“I think if I was Canada, I’d be worried because there’s every chance they’re going to face an influx of American refugees and they are harder to look after any other refugees,” said The Last Leg host Adam Hills. “They carry more guns and refuse to assimilate with other cultures.”
The campaign’s website doesn’t actually accept donations. It just allows you to symbolically pledge one brick for this hypothetical border wall. Still, more than 23 million bricks have already been added, and a lot of people seem very intent on keeping Americans in America.
— Yousuf Bakshi (@ybakshi01) March 4, 2016
— Megan Parfitt (@X_Megparfitt_X) March 4, 2016
— Kelly Harding (@mebbeisteal) March 7, 2016
Thanks for building us a wall! We'll take those seriously seeking asylum. No doors will be built that could fit Donald! #brickingitforcanada
— #RugbyUnitedCanada (@RugbyCAN_) March 4, 2016
In fact, the campaign became so popular, that the website crashed just minutes after it appeared on television.
— Andie (@andieforster) March 4, 2016
— Carl Wragg (@wraggtana) March 4, 2016
Since the website isn’t actually accepting donations, we should add that Canada is expecting America to pay for the wall (how do you like that, Donald?).
You can see the clip for yourself in the video below: