Website invites Americans to move to Cape Breton if Trump wins presidency
Published Tuesday, February 16, 2016 8:31PM AST
A website encouraging Americans to move to Cape Breton if Donald Trump becomes president is starting to get serious inquiries.
"It started as a joke,” said website creator Rob Calabrese, “But I've been contacted by people in the United States who appear in earnest to be asking about moving here."
The now viral website takes aim at the Republican candidate's infamous proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States. It also attacks his platform to build a wall across the Mexico border, saying, “The only walls are holding up the roofs of our extremely affordable houses.”
"I know I wouldn't want to live in a country where he's leader," said Calabrese.
The website caps off its pitch by showcasing some of the island's best scenery.
Since its launch on Monday, www.CBIfTrumpWins.com already has more than 10,000 hits, with more than 2,000 from south of the border.
"People who maybe have never heard of Cape Breton Island, who see the great attributes that she has, so without question I think there will be a conversion of those who may not have come, will come," said Mary Tulle, CEO of Destination Cape Breton.
While Calabrese doesn't expect it will lead to anyone actually moving, he and Donald Trump seem to share at least one philosophy.
"There are millions of people on this continent who – if they knew about the lifestyle here on Cape Breton – they would think, 'This is for me,'” said Calabrese.
With files from CTV Atlantic’s Ryan MacDonald.