Amy Schumer: 'I Will Leave The Country' If Trump Wins

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Comedian Amy Schumer, as part of her current U.K. comedy tour, said she would leave the U.S. if GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump were elected.

Unlike other celebrities who have said they would move to Canada if Trump wins, Schumer said she would move to "Spain or somewhere," says NME.

"My act will change because I'll need to learn to speak Spanish..." she said. Schumer also commented that she couldn't understand how a Trump win could happen: "It's beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It's too crazy." 

Schumer took the opportunity to talk about U.S. politics in general, as well as feminism, saying Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had been unfairly criticized for "how she speaks" and dresses.

"I haven't had a conversation with anyone who doesn't like Hillary where they've had anything meaningful to say. I think she's caught so much flack for so long now, because she isn't what they think of as a woman," Schumer said. "They were mad she wasn't making cookies, but she was like, 'Oh no, I'm getting healthcare for every mother in the country.'"

Schumer has previously said she is comfortable describing herself as a feminist. In fact, she recently stated that women who don't identify as feminists are "insane."

"I think they don't know what feminism means," Schumer told "BBC Newsnight's" Emily Maitlis. Mirror notes that a number of female celebrities have chosen to reject the word feminism -- including Meryl Streep and Sarah Jessica Parker -- saying that it purposely ignores men's issues.

Schumer, however, is not concerned about that aspect of it and clarified that she was comfortable speaking about herself as a feminist.

"It just means equality for women. But I think that word has a whole different meaning for different people. So someone will say to me: 'You're not a feminist are you?' ... Of course I am. Of course I want equal rights for women. ... Feminism is just about women having social, political and economic equality."

Schumer was also asked about the tendency of many women to apologize for everything and Schumer jokingly said, "I say I’m sorry a lot less than I probably should," reports Time Magazine.

She also said the words "comedian" and "feminist" are two words that define her.

Sources: NME, Mirror, Time Magazine / Photo credit: Shawn Robbins/Flickr

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