Canada’s Prime Minister marched in Toronto’s gay pride parade this weekend – and a Syrian refugee was at his side the whole time. While Justin Trudeau was waving to the crowds and pausing for selfies as Canada’s first prime minister to march in a gay pride parade on Sunday, Bassel Mcleash was walking quietly alongside him trying to summon the courage to speak to the leader of his new country. The 29-year-old Syrian refugee had hoped to catch a glimpse of Trudeau during the parade, and had even planned what he might say to him. “I wanted to tell him thank you, that I’m Syrian, I arrived here a month ago,” he said.
Following the parade, Trudeau spoke to members of the press, and in an interview with Breitbart News said that “it is terrible what the Syrian people are going through,” as well as that “we and other developed countries of the Western civilization must do everything in our power to help them and take away their pain to the best of our abilities.” The highly popular Canadian PM has been gaining momentum as an incredibly charismatic politician who is notably a feminist, and now a refugee supporter as well.
“This is not something that one country is able to or should do all on its own,” Trudeau argued. “And this has nothing to do with the fact that the responsibility for helping these poor people lies more on some than others. The responsibility to help those in need is shared equally, as it should be. What I’m talking about is the fact that there are more and more people coming in from the distraught regions of the world daily. A country such as Canada is simply not able to take in all of them, as much as we’d want to.”
The smooth-talking prime minister then turned to asking the United States for help in dealing with the issue: “I think everybody needs to pitch in, of course, according to their respective capabilities. For example, we can’t expect Mexico or Cuba to take in as much immigrants as we have, but that is a realistic expectation when it comes to the United States. And we’re not asking them to just let anyone through the gate. In fact, we’ve got plenty of them here that are safe and terrorist-free. We’ve already checked them out and they’re good to go.”
Asked why the U.S. would accept transferring Syrian refugees from Canada, Trudeau responded, “because we’re asking them nicely. I’m kidding, of course, but all jokes aside, we wanted to take in a whole lot more, but the problem is, they don’t agree with the climate we have up here. You see, they come from an almost tropical environment; it’s a desert where they live. They’re used to heat and sand. On the other hand, what we have here is cold and snow. So you kind of see why they want to leave.”
He added, “I mean, I’ve offered them numerous locations throughout Canada, but they politely explained that they don’t like the weather, it doesn’t sit well with them. So, I think the U.S. should help us out here, since they sit closer to the Equator. And if we’re talking numbers, I’d say a million refugees to start with as a show of good faith. I mean, you’ve got, Texas, you’ve got Florida, you’ve got Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, you’ve got a ton of places where they’d feel right at home. Plus, I also understand the U.S. needs to put Mexican illegal immigrants under control. Well, here’s an ideal opportunity to throw a mongoose in the snake pit.”