March 11, 2016 12:59 pm

Barack Obama toasts Cape Breton for welcoming Americans wishing to flee Donald Trump

WATCH: Barack Obama toasts Cape Breton during State Dinner address on March 10, 2016.


Americans moving to Cape Breton if Donald Trump becomes president? Barack Obama seems sold.

During his State Dinner address Thursday night, President Barack Obama joked about the idea that the island of Cape Breton is welcoming Trump-sick Americans who want to flee the United States if Trump wins in November.

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“Where else would we see a community like Cape Breton, Nova Scotia welcoming Americans if the election does not go their way,” Obama said.

READ MORE: Man launches website to lure Trump-sick Americans to Cape Breton – says he’s got ‘serious’ inquiries

This comes after a Cape Breton man launched a website in February suggesting Americans choose “Cape Breton if Donald Trump wins” and becomes the next president of the United States.

WATCH: Full coverage of the U.S. state dinner on March 10

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the idea of Americans crossing the border during a Q&A at American University on Friday, but didn’t put too much stock in the idea.

“Every election season there are people that swear that if the candidate they don’t like gets elected they’re moving to Canada,” Trudeau said.

“If that were the case over the past decades, we’d have more people in Canada than in the United States right now.”

READ MORE: 19% of Americans would consider moving to Canada if Trump wins election: Ipsos poll

Obama went on to thank Canadians for opposing the idea of building a wall to keep out “southern neighbours.”

Obama and Justin Trudeau also joked about hockey and beer during the prime minister’s visit to the U.S., showing off their budding “bromance” that had many social media users buzzing about the two leaders’ friendly relationship.

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