Sir Patrick Stewart: I’m Becoming A US Citizen So That I Can Better “Fight And Oppose” Trump [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports:

Patrick Stewart says he’s applying for U.S. citizenship in order to fight and oppose President Donald Trump. The British actor said on Thursday’s episode of “The View” that he and his wife went to Washington last month to visit friends and to ask them what they could do about Trump. He said the only answer was to “fight” and “oppose” Trump, but he can’t do that because he’s not a citizen. The 76-year-old Stewart stars in “X-Men” and “Star Trek.” He reprises his role as X-Men founder Professor X in the Wolverine tale, “Logan,” which opens Friday.

  • ColdCountry

    Wow!

  • Lazycrockett
  • bkmn
  • i really like this guy, and his embrace of us (his friendship of Ian Mckellen is fucking awesome).

  • Matthew Delemos

    No church growing up and little parental supervision meant I needed a role model as a kid. And I chose Captain Jean Luc Picard, as someone to mold my ethics and morals around.

    So I endorse any move that brings Sir Patrick Stewart closer to my home. It’s to bad I never met Gene, though.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    He was spotted at the national gallery of art. I hope he moves into my neighborhood!

  • Bets on how soon Sir Patrick will now be placed on ICE’s “no entry” list?

    • Bunter

      In all seriousness: Do they have a list like that for EU citizens? I have lots of friends who have ties to the US, go there regularly, or live there.

  • Tawreos

    The Dunny is screwed now, because Captain Picard can’t lose.

  • Lazycrockett

    He was on Graham Norton last week with Jack Hughman and Sir Ian McKellen and it was a delight to watch them cutting up.

    • johncAtl

      Jack Hughman? I know it’s Friday, but it’s still a little early to be drinking. 🙂

      • Lazycrockett

        I was never good at multi tasking.

        Hugh Jackman

        • Scott Carpenter

          That’s Huge Ackman to you.

    • FAEN

      Speaking of Sir Ian, have you watched ‘Vicious’?

      • Lazycrockett

        It’s enjoyable, but the writing isn’t all that, which is a shame. The one that impressed me most was Iwan Rheon seeing him going from Ramsay Bolton to playing Ash just cemented what a talent he is.

        • FAEN

          Yes I did love Iwan in it.

  • Belthazar

    He probably should have become a citizen first. In Trumpland, that application will never see the light of day – perpetually “lost”.

    Btw, did you guys see him on the Graham Norton show talking about not being circumcised – LOL!

    • Silver Badger

      I missed it. Do you have pictures? Asking for a friend.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Yes. Most amusing. A testimony that he is truly ditsy — but in a good way.

    • narutomania

      It was hysterical! The whole episode was great. Even the part where Graham read James Blunt’s tweets has me in stitches.

  • Silver Badger

    Even at 76, Patrick Stewart is one hot man I’d do in a minute. Provided of course he disposes of the wife. No matter how hot, married is off limits!

    • Lazycrockett

      Ian is first in line. They absolutely adore each other.

      • Silver Badger

        Mamma taught me to share. I share good!

        • Lazycrockett

          Ian looks like he would cut you though.

          • Silver Badger

            A moot point as Patrick still has that pesky wife.

  • another_steve

    Bald men rule.

    • MT YVR

      YAY. Where’s my fuckin’ crown?

      😛

  • skyweaver

    Total class act, I love Patrick Stewart.

  • JohnJay

    But I thought he already was a director in the CIA? After such a long career, with so many roles, I still love his character in American Dad and hearing him voicing rather risque lines such as these:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qR-ygcqvjA

  • Natty Enquirer

    FAKE CITIZEN!

  • PeedeResistance

    If anyone has not seen (it vanished rather quickly and was not discussed much) the remake of ‘Lion in Winter’ with Stewart….he is the best thing in it by far. Superb as usual, completely different from O’Toole in every way, and looks great with a rug as well! Who knew? 😀

  • SunsetGay

    In 2016, all our favorite celebrities died and King Shitler was elected President.

    In 2017, the Power Rangers are back and Professor X becomes a U.S. Citizen.

    HELP IS ON THE WAY AMERICA!

  • FAEN

    Make it so!

  • ChrisMorley

    He’s an adorable Yorkshireman born in 1940 in the West Yorkshire town of Mirfield, and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Sunny Ozell.

    https://twitter.com/SirPatStew/status/830073431634935808
    The replies to his tweet are quality

  • JT

    Sir Patrick Stewart: I’m Becoming A US Citizen So That I Can Better “Fight And Oppose” Trump
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZxHAZChcYU

  • Droz

    O captain, my captain!

  • clay
    • ChrisMorley

      Thanks.
      Prime Minister Sir Patrick Stewart sticks it to Theresa May (and dRump) as he asks ‘what has the European Convention for Human Rights ever done for us?’ Quite a lot actually.

    • Bj Lincoln

      That was great. Thanks

  • Earl

    I’ll bet the feds refuse him. 🙂

    • Jukesgrrl

      Oh, yeah, right, because Stewart (estimated net worth $60-70 million) doesn’t pay any taxes on the fortune he makes from American films, television, and Broadway appearances. He is also the owner of a home in Park Slope, Brooklyn (where presumably he pays property taxes), and he is married to an American citizen. The Feds just hate people like that.

      • Earl

        We’ll see, right? They don’t seem to like people who don’t like Trump. Well, the ones in power don’t. It depends on who works the file, doesn’t it. If it’s a traditional government worker, he’ll be let in.

        If dissent is to be forbidden in future, then he won’t be allowed to become a citizen for some ‘reason’ or another.

  • kirtanloorii

    Captain Picard saves the day again! I love it! Now we just need Gandalf!

  • fuzzybits
  • BuffaloDan

    Well, easy words from yet another illegal alien who makes money off of jobs that Americans won’t take.

    # Build That Wall

    #Blockade of Britain!

    (/s [!!!!!!!!!!!!])

  • John Calendo

    What an awful reason. So you think being an American is a stunt.

    • Jukesgrrl

      I know several Europeans who think they should be allowed to vote in our presidential elections because our president’s policies have such an effect on THEIR daily lives. They’re only partly kidding. Sir Patrick has apparently decided to act on his belief.

    • KnownDonorDad

      I don’t get the sense that it’s a stunt at all. He has strong ties to this country and the current situation has pushed him into becoming directly involved.

  • Circ09

    I love the man to pieces but I’m a little skeptical of his reasons. I’m thinking more about likely upcoming UK tax rises and additional visa problems with Brexit on the horizon.

  • JCF

    Make It So!!!

  • Bunter

    Stay in the EU with us, Patrick, we will need you soon enough.