Trump: Lena Dunham Leaving for Canada ‘A Great Thing for Our Country’
There’s a growing number of celebrities—most recently “Girls” actress Lena Dunham—who have publicly threatened to leave the country if Donald Trump is elected president.
In a Fox News phone interview, Trump responded to the possible exodus of Dunham by saying that she’s a “B-actor,”
“Well, she’s a B-actor and has no mojo,” Trump said to host Steve Doocy.
The Republican nominee continued his thoughts about other celebrities who have made similar threats:
“I heard Whoopi Goldberg said that too, that would be a great thing for our country,” Trump added as the show flashed a graphic of celebrities who it said would leave the U.S. for Canada, including Dunham, Jon Stewart, and Rosie O’Donnell.
Doocy mentioned Rosie O’Donnell’s name and Trump responded with a characteristic sarcasm.
“Now I have to get elected because I’ll be doing a great service to our country,” he said. “Now it’s much more important. In fact, I’ll immediately get off this call and start campaigning right now.”
O’Donnell and Trump have had an ongoing feud, which was brought up earlier in this election cycle by Megyn Kelly during the first Republican debate.
Lena Dunham made her threat to Andy Cohen at the Matrix Awards Monday, April 25.
“I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will,” Dunham said. “I know a lovely place in Vancouver and I can get my work done from there.”
Dunham has been an prominent supporter of Hillary Clinton, campaigning with the former Secretary of State for the 2016 election.
In an op-ed for Time magazine, Dunham laid out her reasons for supporting Clinton, including this:
I vividly remember being 6 and watching Hillary Clinton walk into the White House and forever change our notion of what a First Lady can be. Now I’m almost 30 and dreaming of a future in which she steps into the White House again and does the same thing as President.
These threats and comments come as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both expected to win big in the Northeast, competing in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Maryland.
Wins in these states will further solidify Trump and Clinton’s frontrunner statuses in the election.