“ Love Actually ” doesn’ t usually see much Twitter activity outside of December, but the beloved Christmas film received numerous mentions on the social network over the weekend.
“ Canadians, we’ re polite, we’ re reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around , ” Trudeau said as he announced retaliatory tariffs. “ I don’ t want to hurt American workers. They’ re our neighbors. They’ re our friends. But my job is to stand up for Canadian workers, Canadian interests, and I will do that without flinching. ”
To some, it called to mind Hugh Grant ’ s impassioned defense of Britain in the film as he stood up to a bullying U. S. president played by Billy Bob Thornton . In the film, Grant’ s prime minister spoke as Thornton looked on angrily. In Trudeau’ s case, Trump had already left the meeting. But that didn’ t stop people from making comparisons.
A YouTuber mixed the scenes together:
And on Twitter, people pointed out the similarities: