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Gayle King Hypes ‘Friends’ Thinking of Moving to Canada After Debate (Obamas? Oprah?)



CBS This Morning on Thursday hyped the tired liberal cliché of threatening to move to Canada. In this case, it was because of Tuesday’s presidential debate. The morning show, that on Wednesday declared Biden the “winner” of the debate and Donald Trump fully responsible for the negative reviews, promoted the transition to Canada. Co-host Gayle King mentioned unnamed friends who want to move. 

Co-host Tony Dokoupil touted: “You will not be surprised to learn that Tuesday’s presidential debate apparently inspired a lot of people to think about our neighbors to the north. Google trends reports that searches for how to apply for Canadian citizenship soared one hour into the debate and peaked at the end of the debate.”

 

 

He jeered, “There’s actually been a 25 percent increase in Americans applying for citizenship in Canada during the Trump presidency.” Dokoupil noted this happens every four years (but didn’t mention that it’s mostly a liberal lament) King indicated it’s serious this time: “Yeah. It does seem to be a little steady beat this time.”

She then warned, “I’ve had three people, three people tell me since yesterday that ‘I’m seriously considering it.’” As noted in an August NewsBusters report on King, this is the same woman who had donated to Democrats, lobbied the liberal Oprah Winfrey to run for president and vacationed with the Obamas.

So maybe any of those people could be the anonymous friends? Or perhaps the co-host was just referencing herself. She gushed over our neighbors to the north: “The Canadian people, I think, are nicer, too…. I went to the Toronto film festival. The paparazzi was so polite. I said, ‘God, you guys — I’ve never seen anything like this.’ They go, ‘That’s because we’re Canadian, Gayle.’” Dokoupil, at least, warned her that “the taxes are high” in Canada.

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A transcript of the segment is below.

CBS This Morning

10/1/2020

8:30 AM ET

TONY DOKOUPIL: Every political season there is a moment when people start talking about, “If so-and-so wins, I’m going to go to Canada.” Well, you will not be surprised to learn that Tuesday’s presidential debate apparently inspired a lot of people to think about our neighbors to the north. Google trends reports that searches for how to apply for Canadian citizenship soared one hour into the debate and peaked at the end of the debate. The most searches came from, interestingly, Massachusetts followed by Michigan, New York, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. Related searches, “how to move to Canada” and just “move to Canada” also surged during the debate. They came from different states — Wyoming, Oregon, Nebraska, New Hampshire, and Washington state. What I find interesting is that people actually do this.- There’s been a 25 percent increase — when there’s a lot of partisanship and polarization, there’s actually been a 25 percent increase in Americans applying for citizenship in Canada during the Trump presidency.

GAYLE KING: Yeah. It does seem to be a little steady beat this time.

DOKOUPIL: Yeah.

KING: I’ve had three people, three people tell me since yesterday that “I’m seriously considering it.”

MASON: Leaving the country.

KING: I said, “Yeah, you said that last time. They go, “No, this time I really, really mean it.”

DOKOUPIL: Well, I will say, not that I googled it, but the taxes are high.

MASON: It’s a lot colder up there.

DOKOUPIL: It’s a long distance colder. All is not well up there.

MASON: There are lovely cities in Canada. We love our Canadian neighbors.

KING: The Canadian people, I think, are nicer, too —

MASON: I wouldn’t — I wouldn’t get into that fight.

KING: No, I think it’s true, though.

MASON: The Canadian people are nicer?

KING: Yes! I went to the Toronto film festival. The Paparazzi was so polite. I said, “God, you guys — I’ve never seen anything like this.” They go, “That’s because we’re Canadian, Gayle.”

[Mason and Dokoupil laugh.]

DOKOUPIL: Well, I don’t know.

MASON: Maybe the Canadian Paparazzi –

DOKOUPIL: Yes. Exactly.

KING: I think there’s something to it.



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