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Martin Sheen goes to Canada to mock his own country, ‘relieved’ to be out of America, the ‘Land of Lunatics’

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When Martin Sheen came to the Television Critics Association to discuss the upcoming Thanksgiving premier of season two of the PBS series Anne of Green Gables last Monday, one reporter channeled the actor’s most famous role to get him to comment about President Trump.

“As former President of the United States, you set a high standard for the office,” the reporter said, according to Deadline. “I can’t let this go by without asking if you would like to say a few words about the current president.”

Sheen took the bait, by saying he wasn’t going to take the bait…

“We were doing so well without any mention of that dark force,” Sheen said. “So let’s leave it right there where it belongs. I don’t want to give him any more air time than we have to.”

But not long after, Sheen responded to a question about the Ontario filming location for the Gables series by saying, “I’m always delighted.. so relieved to leave The Land of Lunatics. For me, going into Canada, they know when I’m there how giddy I am, and love the country and the culture. Canada is still now very much like the culture I grew up with in Dayton, Ohio in the ’50s.”

“Land of Lunatics” … ironic, coming from a Hollywood guy.


Perhaps someone should remind Sheen that the free market policies that helped create places like Dayton, Ohio in the 50’s are not dissimilar to policies espoused by President Trump and Republicans, and the governments that have literally devastated many of these places are Democratic ones.

Sheen has, of course, always been an outspoken critic of President Trump, even laughably participating in a video begging the electoral college to reconsider their obligations to vote for the then president-elect. In March, Sheen compared his West Wing character to President Trump in an interview with Vanity Fair:

“If it wasn’t so serious, it would be funny to joke about how President Bartlet is more qualified than Trump in every possible way. But it’s tragic…Trump and his administration are rank amateurs. Their agenda is extremely dangerous, frankly. They are the gang that can do a lot of damage and they have already started it. They came out of the gate and made it very clear that they want to upset the apple cart, and it’s caused great distress all over the country and all over the world.”

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Scott Morefield


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