- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 29, 2017

Actor Ashton Kutcher took to the stage of the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony Sunday evening to slam President Trump’s highly controversial executive order effectively banning travelers to the U.S. from several predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East.

In a video posted to TMZ, Mr. Kutcher is seen welcoming the Hollywood elite seated within the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, as well as “everyone in airports that belong in my America,” he said, thumping his chest for emphasis. 

Earlier Sunday, Mr. Kutcher took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with Mr. Trump’s policy, People reported, pointing out that his wife, actress Mila Kunis, was born in Ukraine and emigrated to America.

“My wife came to this country on a refugee visa in the middle of the Cold War! My blood is boiling right now!” Mr. Kutcher said on Twitter. “We have never been a nation built on fear. Compassion that is the root ethic of America.”

Mr. Kutcher received a long ovation for his speech at the SAG Awards.

“You are part of the fabric of who we are, and we welcome you,” he said.

• Eric Althoff can be reached at twt@washingtontimes.com.

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