Most become American citizens for a better life, freedom, opportunities, and love of the country. Bitter and rich liberals, not so much.
From Daily Mail: Patrick Stewart has revealed he is applying for US citizenship so he can ‘fight and oppose’ Donald Trump. The Star Trek actor, 76, said on Thursday that getting an American passport ‘might be the only good thing as the result of this election’.
The legendary thespian – who was born in West Yorkshire but lives in Brooklyn – added that he and his wife went to Washington last month to visit friends and ask them what they could do about the President.
Speaking on The View, he explained: ‘I want to be an American, too. All of my friends in Washington said: “There is one thing you can do. Fight, fight; oppose, oppose.” But I can’t do it because I’m not a citizen.’
Sir Patrick, who lives in Brooklyn with his third wife Sunny Ozell, admitted that as a couple they had ‘three separate dinners’ with their ‘Washington insider’ friends to work out ‘what we could do’ about Trump.
He was also questioned about a Tweet he posed on February 10 in which he wrote: ‘Had the worst sleep of my life last night. But I was sleeping less than 300 yds from where Donald Trump sleeps. Could there be a connection?’ Stewart explained that he posted the Tweet after the third dinner with friends, and insisted it was ‘a fairly innocent Tweet’ that ‘didn’t directly insult the President’.
Stewart has lived on and off in the United States since securing the legendary Star Trek role of Jean-Luc Picard in the 1980s. The legendary thespian was born in West Yorkshire but has lived in Brooklyn with his wife Sunny Ozell since 2012. He has lived in Brooklyn since 2012 with musician Ozell – who he married in 2013 after five years together.
The actor previously took aim at Trump on social media last March, when he Tweeted a photo of a man carrying a sign that read: ‘Give me a dollar or I vote for Trump.’
He wrote alongside the shot: ‘Made me forget the humidity for a moment. Worth 5 bucks.’
He also claimed Trump couldn’t be taken ‘seriously’ due to his ‘antics’ in an interview with Vice last May. ‘Well, of course, we had no idea that Dreadful Trump would be up to these antics that he is up to now,’ he told the website. ‘And I call them ‘antics’ because how could they possibly be taken seriously.’
Stewart reprises his role as X-Men founder Professor X in the Wolverine tale, Logan, which opens on Friday. He revealed he’ll be leaving the X-Men franchise after Logan earlier this month.
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