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George Lopez Reiterates Plan To Leave US Over Trump

Comedian George Lopez indicated in an interview in the wake of Donald Trump’s election victory that he intends to leave the US.

Lopez has long been a Trump critic and said prior to the election that if the Republican candidate won he would leave the country, Huffington Post reported.

Lopez was asked if he would give Trump a chance.

“I’ll give him a chance to suck my ass,” Lopez responded, according to Smokeroom. “Listen man, I’m in escrow so don’t worry about my residential status.”

He went on to repeat his vow to leave.

“I’m not going to tell you where I’m going to go because it will drive up real estate prices ’cause by the end of the year no one’s gonna wanna be here,” he added.

Lopez had more to say on the Trump victory.

“I stopped eating cheetos, too,” he added. “Anything orange, I don’t want.”

Lopez criticized Trump in June for his comments about Mexicans.

“Trump says the Mexicans love me. Let me tell you, I’m Mexican, we don’t,” Lopez said, according to Huffington Post.

Lopez was not the only celebrity who pledged to leave the United States if Trump entered the White House. Several, however, have now backtracked.

“First of all the interview where I said I would move was in London and was said in jest,” comedian Amy Schumer wrote on Instagram, Newsday reported. “Not that anyone needs more than a headline to count something as official news.”

In a second interview with the BBC in September, Schumer suggested she would move to Spain and joked she would have to work Spanish into her act.

Other celebrities who claimed they would leave included Stephen King and Lena Dunham.

Interest in the idea seemed to go well beyond the celebrity world. On election night, Canada’s immigration website crashed due to high rates of traffic. The site went down at around 11 p.m. ET on Nov. 8 and remained unaccessible for two hours, CTV reported.

Sources: Smokeroom, Huffington Post, Newsday, CTV/ photo credit: Eric Chan/Flickr/Wikicommons

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