Although countless celebrities have openly opposed the agenda of Trump’s administration, there is hardly anyone who could be willing to go as far as Sir Patrick Stewart who just applied for US citizenship to fight President Trump. While speaking to The View on Thursday as a part to promote his latest film, Logan, the actor revealed that Trump’s election to office horrified him that he couldn’t sleep. This necessitated him to do something. The UK native looked into changing his immigration status.
The Heat Street reports:
“I’m not a citizen,” Stewart told the show’s panel of women. “However, there is, maybe it’s the only good thing, as the result of this election: I am now applying for citizenship. Because I want to be an American too.”
Two DC insiders apparently suggested that if Stewart wanted to be more effective in opposing and challenging the American government he would need to be an American citizen, which gives him the right to vote and to petition his president.
“All of my friends in Washington said, ‘There is one thing you can do. Fight, fight, oppose, oppose,’” he continued.
When Stewart was asked if he’d trade Trump for his own government, rather than trade his UK citizenship for an American passport, he said “we have our own problems” indicating that he is not happy with the happenings at home, particularly making reference to the Brexit vote.