If Tucker Carlson has his way, Canada may have its own civil war between freedom lovers and Liberal Party Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The conservative star previewed his upcoming trip to Canada in a cryptic voice message he left for Trudeau on the PM’s media relations line. After waiting patiently for the line’s recording to be repeated in French, Carlson warned Trudeau that American freedom fighters are on the way.
“Yes hi, I couldn’t understand the French part, but it’s Tucker Carlson calling from the United States, and I’d be grateful if you passed a message on the to the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau: We are coming to liberate Canada. We are coming to liberate Canada, and we’ll be there soon. Merci!”
The X host will appear at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary on Wednesday alongside Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, a frequent critic of Trudeau, as confirmed by a spokesperson.
“The premier participates in a variety of public and private events and does interviews with dozens of reporters, broadcasters and podcasters from across the political spectrum,” press secretary Sam Blackett said in a statement to CTV. Obviously, she does not subscribe to every view of every interviewer or reporter she speaks with whether that’s the CBC, the Toronto Star, or Tucker Carlson. The premier aims to share Alberta’s message with as many people as possible whether they’re from Alberta, Canada or around the world.”
What else Carlson has planned for our northern neighbors is unknown, though he will likely be welcomed by a population roiled by the lingering effects of pandemic lockdowns, hit jobs by liberal reporters on conservative politicians, and members of the Liberal Party inadvertently honoring an actual Nazi.
Trudeau himself has been the focus of sustained protests that have dogged his public appearances and even private dinners. He has blamed former U.S. President Donald Trump for instigating a global mood of nationalistic unrest while swatting away concerns that he is more focused on his international image than honoring commitments to rein in inflation and fund desperately needed housing investments to bring down Canadians’ cost of living.