Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Professor Charles Francis Xavier, Sir Patrick Stewart — however you know him, the stage-and-screen actor is fed up with U.S. President Donald Trump‘s presidency and wants to “fight.”
“I’m not a [U.S.] citizen. 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,” said Stewart.
“All of my friends in Washington said, ‘There is one thing you can do. Fight, fight, oppose, oppose,'” he continued.
The issue came up when Stewart addressed his tweet from mid-February, when he stated that he had the “worst sleep of his life.”
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
The Logan actor said that he had been visiting Washington, D.C., at the time to get advice from “insiders” about what to do after Trump’s victory.
Not everyone was jazzed about Stewart’s proposed plan, at least on social media. One user even said that Stewart would lose his knighthood, and thus the “Sir” in front of his name. (To clarify, it’s doubtful that Stewart becoming a U.S. citizen would strip him of his honorary knighthood.)
@thehill Sir Patrick should keep his ass out of our politics. Maybe a ban for celebrities espousing liberal ideas would be good idea.
— MIKE WAYNE (@target2016) March 3, 2017
@NBCNews shame on you, Patrick Stewart. Thought you were smarter than this! No longer a fan of yours
— Nobill (@Nobill2) March 3, 2017
— David St. Germain (@dreamwriter9) March 3, 2017
— Joseph Rapoport (@JRapoportTX) March 3, 2017
Stewart currently lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his American wife, and it sounds like he’s going to become a permanent resident in the near future.
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(You can watch the exchange in the video, above.)