08/02/2016 01:58 EDT | Updated 08/02/2016 02:59 EDT

Tom Green: Canada Might Have To Build A Wall If Trump Wins

He was joking, of course.

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Comedian Tom Green visits SiriusXM Studios on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

Tom Green thinks American interest in heading north if Donald Trump wins the U.S. election may be strong enough for Canada to consider building a wall.

The Canadian comedian was joking, of course, during a recent interview with The Washington Examiner.

"It's nice living in a society where you go outside and are walking around at night, you aren't scared.”

But Green got more serious when he talked about how the U.S. can learn from its neighbour when it comes to issues such as health care and public safety.

The former "Tom Green Show" host said fear has been "pounded" into the heads of Americans opposed to gun control and universal health care. He advised skeptics to pay a visit to Montreal and Vancouver.

Green: Media gave Trump a pass

"It's nice living in a society where you go outside and are walking around at night, you aren't scared," he told the Examiner about living in Canada.

Green partly blamed the rise of Trump on the media. He said he was shocked at how news outlets did not criticize the Republican nominee after he said "absurd" things.

"If you say something bigoted, and you're a presidential candidate ... everybody has to talk about it," Green told CBC Radio in July.

"The outrage is actually what's been promoting his candidacy."

Tom Green (centre) stands in front of Donald Trump during an episode of the eighth season of "Celebrity Apprentice." (Photo: Ali Goldstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Trump and Green have a history together.

In 2009, the comedian appeared in the eighth season of "Celebrity Apprentice" with Trump, who fired him.

The experience on the show was weird, Green told the Montreal Gazette in March. He compared the negativity among the host and contestants to the Republican primaries.

"In fact, it’s almost identical to my experience on Celebrity Apprentice," he said.

In July, Green appeared in a music video called "Do the Donald" poking fun at the Republican nominee. You can watch that video here.

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