Canadian journalist Stephen Marche said Canada’s Freedom Convoy “became a tantrum” Thursday on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes.”
“… [E]Essentially now it’s become a tantrum, just ruining the lives of people trying to get to work and… put their kids to sleep,” he said. “And everyone wants this to end. Every day they are there, their message diminishes. They are becoming less powerful day by day.”
Marche added that the truckers are “taking the city of Ottawa hostage.”
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He downplayed the extent of Canadian support for the convoy, saying that “only 1,000 people in Canada” support the movement and that there is “absolutely no support from any dominant party here”.
On the contrary, his “biggest supporters” are of the American right, he said, adding that it is an “spillover [from] American political toxicity.”
Marche said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, “is far more involved” in the convoy than any Canadian politician.
“Disgust, I think, would be a very common reaction to that move,” he said, adding that “there’s really very, very little ground support for that.”
The United States, on the other hand, is “on the brink of civil war”, and its internal conflicts are “spilling over” into Canada.
“America is very dry tinder,” he said. “Like a single spark can set it off. Canada…doesn’t have the structural problems of the United States.”
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The reporter discredited the convoy as “political theater” with no implications for health care policies or any other subject.