Patrick Stewart could soon be officially celebrating a Fourth of July party near you.
The “Logan” star and iconic British actor (he is a legit knight after all) stopped by “The View” on Thursday morning and told the hosts that he is finally applying for U.S. citizenship at age 76. And we have President Donald Trump to thank.
“I’m not a citizen, however, there is — maybe it’s the only good result of this election — I am now applying for citizenship because I want to be an American, too,” Stewart said. “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 [yet] because I’m not a citizen.”
Stewart has been working in American film and television for decades now, but said that the recent decision to become a citizen came after a restless night in Washington D.C.
“My wife and I, Sunny, we had gone to Washington to see good friends of ours,” he said. “Three different friends who are kind of Washington insiders, because we wanted to ask them, what do we do? What do we do? So we had three separate dinners with our friends.”
About that however, Patrick says he wasn’t exactly slinging disses at the president. “And the first night that we were in Washington, I had the worst night’s sleep for years and years and years,” he continued.
That dinner appears to have happened February 16 – as Sir Patrick tweeted a joke at Trump’s expense the next day.
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
However, he wasn’t slinging disses at the President per se. “It was only in the morning when I got up and drew the curtains and I realized what it might be. So it was a fairly innocent tweet. I did not directly insult your president.”
“Not mine,” said “The View” co-host and Stewart’s “Star Trek: The Next Generation” co-star, Whoopie Goldberg.
“Well, he’s not mine either,” noted Stewart.
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