Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has declared that she would not leave the United States for the Great White North if Donald Trump were elected president. A Google search shortly after voting results came in this past Tuesday shows she might be in the minority.
“First of all, I do not think that will happen, and I have every confidence if I’m the nominee it certainly won’t happen,” Clinton said on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show Thursday night.
She insisted, “I would never leave our country, but I would certainly be spending a lot of time yelling at the TV set, Rachel.” All the same, you know things are bad when a candidate for president has to say she won’t leave the country if another candidate defeats her.
Many Americans may not follow Clinton’s course, however. After the results from Mississippi and Michigan came in on Tuesday — which showed Trump victorious in both states — there was a spike in internet traffic for the phrase “move to Canada.”
Google data editor Simon Rogers tweeted that “searches for ‘how can I move to Canada’ on Google have spiked +350% in the past hours.” This is the highest search frequency in the company’s history, Google said.
Searches for “how can I move to Canada” on Google have spiked +350% in the past four hours #SuperTuesday
— Simon Rogers (@smfrogers) March 2, 2016
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