British citizen Sir Patrick Stewart on Thursday told The View that he is applying for U.S. citizenship to “fight” and “oppose” the Donald Trump administration.
Speaking with Stewart about his upcoming film “Logan,” co-host Joy Behar asked about a tweet Stewart sent while visiting Washington D.C. last month.
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
Stewart said he was in the nation’s capital to visit “three different friends who are kind of Washington insiders,” noting he and his wife “wanted to ask them, ‘What do we do? What do we do?’”
“The first night we were in Washington, I had the worst night’s sleep for years and years and years,” Stewart admitting, adding that he looked outside and realized the Trump presidency might explain his restlessness. The X-Men star called it a “fairly innocent tweet,” insisting he “did not directly insult your president.”
“Not mine,” Whoopi Goldberg chimed in.
“Well, he’s not mine either,” Stewart pointed out. When Behar asked if the English actor would like to take Trump off American’s hands, Stewart lamented, “We have our own problems”—specifically referencing last year’s UK referendum to withdrawal from the European Union
“I’m not a citizen,” Stewart continued. “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.”
“All of my friends in Washington said, ‘There is one thing you can do. Fight, fight, oppose, oppose,’” Stewart concluded.
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Meghan McCain compares herself to Trump rape accuser: ‘I’m going to get raked over the coals’ for doubting her
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"The View" co-host agreed with New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, who wants to open an investigation into the author and columnist's allegations, but McCain cast doubts on the story.
"I think, 100 percent, we should open up that investigation," McCain said. "I think she deserves that."
But McCain admitted she wasn't entirely convinced by her claims.
"I watched the entire CNN interview, and she said well, maybe -- maybe," McCain said. "She seemed -- she also seemed at the time of this interview sort of -- she didn't seem to realize how big of a thing this would be, accusing our president of rape. It's not that I don't believe President Trump isn't capable of sexual assault and raping women. of course, we all heard of the 'grab them in the blank' tape."
CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin schools Kellyanne Conway for clinging to her White House job despite violating federal rules
The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan attacks that can be construed as campaign-related. In June, the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), a government watchdog group, found that Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway violated the law by “disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media." They called on President Donald Trump to fire Conway.
“Ms. Conway’s violations, if left unpunished, would send a message to all federal employees that they need not abide by the Hatch Act’s restrictions. Her actions thus erode the principal foundation of our democratic system—the rule of law,” the OSC said in a statement.
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Coordinated by Extinction Rebellion NYC, 70 people were reported arrested after the group staged a sit-in on Eight Avenue in midtown Manhattan in order to bring attention to the failure of the paper—and that of the journalism industry overall—to adequately report on the global urgency of skyrocketing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, rapidly warming oceans, and all the associated perils that result. The group hung banners in front of the Times building as well as from the Port Authority Bus Terminal on the other side of the street.