Star Trek star Patrick Stewart says he is applying for American citizenship so he can fight Donald Trump.
76-year-old actor Patrick Stewart thinks very little of U.S. President Donald Trump. In February, he posted on Twitter that he couldn’t get a good night sleep because he was sleeping too close to where Trump sleeps/ The White House. “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 tweeted.
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?
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) February 10, 2017
On Thursday, during an appearance on The View, the actor said he has been on social media for years, but hasn’t used it often. It is only lately that he has become “fully involved”.
Stewart commented on February tweet and went on expressing his opinion about measures to take following Trump’s election. He said that while he was in Washington with his wife, Sunny Ozell, they met with some friends, who are “kin of Washington insiders”, as he describes them. Together, they discussed, during three separate dinners, what to do, in the wake of the Trump election. It was on one of those nights that he had “the worst sleep” that he tweeted about. “It was a fairly innocent tweet. I did not directly insult your president.”
“I’m not a citizen, however, maybe it’s the only good thing: as a result of this election, I am now applying for citizenship”, Stewart told The View hosts. He went on, explaining why: “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.”.
Patrick Stewart is British, but he spent a lot of time in the United States, since his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the science-fiction series Star Trek brought him international fame.