"I'm not a citizen", Stewart continued. (His money won't hurt, either.) The conversation stemmed from a mention of a recent tweet Stewart had sent out, during a stay in Washington D.C.
Mr. Stewart said his decision to become a USA citizen was the "only good thing as a result of this election".
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?"
Stewart's citizenship announcement arose after he was asked about a recent tweet, in which he blamed a bad night's sleep on his proximity to the White House. He said the only answer was to "fight" and "oppose" Trump, but he can't do that because he's not a citizen.
Actor Patrick Stewart has found a silver lining to Donald Trump's election as president.
"Stewart referenced his tweet to "The View" hosts, calling it "fairly innocent", and saying he "did not directly insult your president".
"Not mine", co-host Whoopi Goldberg interjected to applause. "You know, we have our own problems".
When co-host Joy Behar asked him if the United Kingdom would relieve America of President Trump, he replied: "We have our own problems". "And I can't do it, because I'm not a citizen!"