Cullen Says US Midterm Elections Reveal Deep Divide in that Nation

John Crawford
11/07/2018

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen says the anger demonstrated in yesterday's U-S midterm elections shows just how polarized our southern neighbours have become. 

Cullen was in the US two years ago, as an official observer to the Presidential elections that brought Donald Trump to the White House.

And he says that country seems even more divided now than it was in 2016.

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Cullen says the political debate in the United States has become incredibly bitter -- and there doesn't seem to be any thoughts on how to bring Americans together once today's election is behind them. 

 "You hope with elections, you battle it out, you have this challenge of ideas, but once the votes are all counted then you all push in the same direction -- that doesn't even seem to be a remote possibility in the United States right now, and that affects us of course, because when Congress is very divided and fighting, then things like trade and environmental protection and working together on common ground is even more difficult," he said.

Cullen says Canada already has some serious differences with the Trump Administration, and the relationship could become even rockier in the months ahead.

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