Bernie Sanders just endorsed Jagmeet Singh for the post of Prime Minister of Canada
Just a day after Canada reacted to former US President Barack Obama’s backing for Justin Trudeau in the upcoming federal election, yet another huge support came from a prominent US politician, Bernie Sanders officially backing the NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh.
The beloved former Democratic Party leadership contender has been a frank voice of the left throughout his political career, so it’s no surprise that Sanders backs Singh’s NDP to lead Canada towards the to come up.
Sanders announced his support for Singh on Twitter on Friday afternoon, just days before the Monday, September 20, 2021 election. Sanders’ tweet sparked an immediate tidal wave of reactions from all corners of the political spectrum.
Canada heads to the polls on Monday.
There is a party that stood up for workers during the pandemic.
A leader who has the courage to make the rich pay their fair share so that everyone receives the drugs they need.
– Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 17, 2021
Like yesterday’s Obama-Trudeau endorsement, commentators were crying outrage that a political voice south of the border was trying to influence the outcome of a Canadian election.
Is it legal for @Bernie Sanders interfere in the politics of other countries or influence the ballot ??
– Mr. Kulikuli Da’Vegan Vamp⚪️ (@twit_unusual) September 17, 2021
Others seem unable to contain their enthusiasm at the prospect of such a prominent political figure lining up with the NDP.
– Bowinn Ma (@BowinnMa) September 17, 2021
On Friday afternoon, Jagmeet Singh’s NDP reached around 20.1%, well behind Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party and Erin O’Toole’s Conservative Party, neck and neck in the polls.
Yet some believe it could be the nudge the NDP needs to break through and challenge the two main parties.
– Matt Müller (@Historian_Matt) September 17, 2021
And then, of course, there were the Bernie memes. There are always Bernie memes.
Say it like it is ✊ pic.twitter.com/FUcZfDjVA9
– Tristan (@tristanoliff) September 17, 2021
Canada only has the weekend to decide who it chooses as prime minister, and other last-minute approvals could soon shake up the race even more.