“Star Trek” captain Patrick Stewart said he’s applying for U.S. citizenship, and the reason is political. Stewart, who appears in the movie “Logan,” released today, said during an appearance on “The View” that it’s his way of opposing Donald Trump.
Stewart was asked on the show about a tweet he sent in February when he was in Washington. The tweet reads: “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?”
He downplayed the apparent Trump bashing in the tweet, but added: “Maybe it’s the only good thing as a result of this election: I am now applying for citizenship.”
Then Stewart added: “I want to be an American too, because 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.”
The British-born Stewart, 76, became a big star in the U.S. playing Capt. Jean-Luc Picard on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and has lived in the U.S. for extended periods of time.
Here’s a clip of Stewart’s appearance on “The View,” posted by ABC — the political chit-chat begins about three minutes in …