‘I Am the Daughter of an Immigrant’: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Gets Political At SAG Awards
At tonight’s Screen Actors Guild awards, Julia Louis-Dreyfus received the award in the Female Actor in a Comedy Series category.
Like Meryl Streep did at the Golden Globes, the Veep actress used her speech to go after Donald Trump. From the possibility that Russia hacked the election to a quick joke about the size of the crowd in front of her, she kept it funny at first, but quickly moved to more serious topics.
“I want you all to know that I am the daughter of an immigrant,” she said. “My father fled religious persecution in Nazi-occupied France and I’m an American patriot and I love this country. Because I love this country, I am horrified by its blemishes and this immigrant ban is a blemish and it is un-American.”
She went on to read a statement from the SAG’s sister union, the Writers Guild of America. Today, they, too, blasted Trump for his recent travel ban on immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
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