While filming a segment with other stars for The Hollywood Reporter at the Toronto International Film Festival this past weekend, British-born actress Emily Blunt said she regretted becoming a U.S. citizen after watching the Aug. 6 Fox News Republican debate.
While the actress did not expound on her anti-GOP comment, a number of statements made by her since she gained citizenship, along with her admiration for President Obama, tells us that in just six weeks, Blunt has already accepted in her own mind what most on the Left have been advocating for years: America is not an exceptional country, and the Republican Party is to blame for everything.
Blunt, 32, who hails from a place which is currently in the crosshairs of an Islamic invasion, officially became an American Aug. 4 in Los Angeles, CA, alongside Camila Alves, the wife of Matthew McConaughey.
Alves immediately took Twitter to write, “Happy to say I now hold an American passport! I have so much respect and appreciation for this country.”
Blunt, meanwhile, has taken a different approach to becoming a naturalized citizen, by aligning herself with the far-Left, and not only criticizing the Republican party, but in doing so, taking a jab the tens-of-millions of people concerned with national security, and other immigration related issues.
Over the weekend, during one of a number of instances where Blunt has come off less-than excited about becoming an American, the actress said during a conversation about who she feels would make a good president, “I became an American citizen recently, and that night, we watched the Republican debate and I thought, ‘This was a terrible mistake. What have I done?’”
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Immigration was a frequent topic during the first Republican debate, with Google Trends data later showing that immigration was its fourth most-searched GOP debate issue.
That debate brought in record viewers for Fox News, most of them tuning in to watch Donald Trump, who has built a campaign around building a wall to seal off the U.S. border with Mexico.
Despite our fair media’s best attempts at vilifying naysayers, those numbers are proof the potential dangers of an open border are not a fallacy drummed up by the billionaire frontrunner, but something that concerns and affects millions of Americans, namely those living in America’s southwestern states.
Working on the set of the biggest Mexican drug cartel film of all time, Sicario, a word that translates to hitman in Spanish, Blunt likely had a front row seat to the brutal violence taking place on America’s southern border.
(Sicario debuts on Sept. 18., and stars Blunt as Kate Macy, an FBI agent whose strong record gets her enlisted in a covert CIA task force led by Josh Brolin, which aims to take down a Mexican cartel boss. The film also calls the war on drugs into question.)
Instead of using the experience in seeing the blood firsthand to gain knowledge of the urgency of national security, Mrs. Blunt instead decides to take a shot at Republicans.
As drug mules use Texas highways to smuggle illegal drugs into America at the direction of homicidal maniacs, and our vulnerable border with Mexico is sure to entice thousands of the Syrian refugees soon to call south of the border home, a talented group of GOP candidates, most of them offering intelligent solutions to complex issues, apparently are the big problem.
While an argument could be made Blunt’s Hollywood Reporter comments have been taken out of context, the star has made other disparaging remarks since taking her oath.
As a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last week, Blunt was asked about the day she became and American citizen, to which she replied, “It’s so strange and slightly disarming. I’m not sure I’m entirely thrilled about it.”
“They were like, ‘Oh, it must have been so emotional.’ I was like, ‘It wasn’t! It was sad!’ I like being British,” said the star.
She added, “It was the most bizarre day,” before saying she is only “half better” than most Americans, now that she has dual citizenship.
Then there was Monday’s spot on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where Blunt emphasized the difficulty of citizenship test was, saying, “I know more about the constitution and government than most Americans.”
Blunt should have just said it bluntly: Americans are stupid, the idea of American exceptionalism is ignorant, and challenging the platform of the Democratic Party is racist.
While most naturalized citizens would describe the feeling of coming in through the front door as one of the greatest in their lives, Emily Blunt couldn’t wait to use her fame to rip half the country.
With a total of 11 Republican presidential debates on the schedule for 2016, the next of which will air this Wednesday on CNN in two rounds, starting at 6pm ET, Mrs. Blunt might feel compelled to head back to where she came from before March 10, and she absolutely should.