Star Trek legend William Shatner is not here to talk about politics, or at least that's what he wants people to believe.
During a recent interview with the Daily Beast, Shatner, a Canadian by birth, refused to bash Trump when given the opportunity. Back in 2016, the cast of "Star Trek,' both past and present, signed an open letter endorsing Hillary Clinton — but Shatner's name was missing.
Meanwhile, George Takei has used his large social media presence to take a stand against President Trump.
When asked about Trump, Shatner had a short but effective response:
“I don’t want to discuss Trump or Takei. Listen, I’m Canadian and I’m apolitical. I love America. I consider myself a guest here.”
Which he then followed up with:
“I won’t do anything that might get me deported.”
Whether or not that was a backhanded comment on the Trump administration's immigration policies is up for debate.
Shatner has been nearly silent on the topic of President Trump, except on one occasion when he seemed to post a very grim tweet about the election results:
But, when you click the link he references ... it's about Toblerone using less chocolate:
There was one thing the actor was willing to talk about in this interview, though — Shatner really wants to be on hit TV show “The Voice” to sing a song from his upcoming Christmas album:
“I’d like to be on 'The Voice' and sing a song from my forthcoming Christmas album. That reminds me… I haven’t recorded the album yet. I must do that before I get old!”
Well, good luck with that, Captain Kirk.