July 1, 2016

It may have started as a lark, but a website which gives Americans a place to flee should Donald Trump prevail in the election has now given rise to a formal invitation for the Obamas to vacation on the picturesque island.

Source: CBC

The president of the United States and his family have formally been invited to visit Cape Breton.

The invitation was hand-delivered on Wednesday during President Obama's visit to Ottawa. It comes from Destination Cape Breton, the island's tourism association.

CEO Mary Tulle says she was prompted to issue the hand-written invitation following Obama's mention of Cape Breton during his state dinner in March for Prime Minister Trudeau.

"On behalf of the people of Cape Breton Island, please know we would welcome you to come and visit our island and play on our world-class golf courses anytime," the invitation reads.

During his speech in March, Obama recognized the people of Cape Breton after the website CBIfTrumpWins.com went viral.

"Where else would we see a community like Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, welcoming Americans if the election does not go their way?" Obama told the White House dinner guests.

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