Mike Myers: US can learn 'civility' from Canada
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Mike Myers says the United States can learn a thing or two from his home country of Canada.

When asked his thoughts on the 2016 presidential race, the Ontario-born “Saturday Night Live” alum told ITK, “One of the things that Canada can offer the world is civility.”

“And one of the great legacies that Canada may leave is that the strength of a democracy is not how well we agree, but how well we disagree,” Myers, 52, added.


The “Austin Powers” star also said his country would be happy to accept Americans who have pledged to move up north if GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpWatergate prosecutor says that Sondland testimony was 'tipping point' for Trump In private moment with Trump, Justice Kennedy pushed for Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination: book Obama: 'Everybody needs to chill out' about differences between 2020 candidates MORE wins the Oval Office.

“We’ll take you all,” Myers said with a grin, before giving reporters a mini history lesson. “During the War of 1812, we actually got Detroit, and we gave it back to you guys.”

Myers was one of several high-profile guests at Thursday’s state dinner for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House. The dinner featured a list of head-turning celebs, including Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Sandra Oh, “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels and retired NBA star Grant Hill.

Another guest, Michael J. Fox, last attended a state dinner in Washington more than 30 years ago.

“Actually I was here in 1985, President Reagan,” the actor said. The “Back to the Future” star also weighed in on 2016, saying, “I heard they’re already joking about people going one way or the other if the election turns out a certain way. But I think the president pointed out that happens both ways, with both parties.”

Fox called Canadian Trudeau “cool,” saying he was “nervous” but thrilled to be a part of the evening’s festivities.

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharA free college tradeoff — what should the 2020 candidates promise? Booker hits fundraising threshold for December debate after surge of post-debate donations The Hill's Morning Report - Sondland stuns; Dems pull punches in fifth debate MORE (D-Minn.) said she chatted up Trudeau a night earlier about hockey and defended her state in a bit of friendly puck-related trash talking.

“Well, [Trudeau] did note that Canada had supplied a lot of hockey players to Minnesota,” Klobuchar told ITK, “but I noted that we’ve had some pretty good Olympic teams in the past with a lot of Minnesotans.”

Asked what he was most looking forward to at the ultra-exclusive soiree, Lorne Michaels replied to laughs: “Just dinner.”

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