Kristy Swanson tells 'Glee' actor to go back to Canada after he insults Trump: '1-way ticket to America's Hat'

Kristy Swanson is clashing with a British Columbia-born actor over politics, with the Trump-supporting Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress offering to buy him a one-way flight back to Canada — which she dubbed “America’s Hat” — “if you’re so embarrassed by our country that is putting food on your table.”

RALEIGH, NC - JULY 25:  Kristy Swanson attends GalaxyCon Raleigh 2019 at Raleigh Convention Center on July 25, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
Kristy Swanson hit out at actor Patrick Gallagher over his anti-Trump tweets. (Photo: Bobby Bank/Getty Images)

Swanson, who recently starred in a pro-Trump production alongside fellow conservative Dean Cain, took offense to tweets posted by actor Patrick Gallagher, who is best known for playing Coach Tanaka in Glee and Attila the Hun in the Night at the Museum series. Gallagher, who is Canadian but holds U.S. citizenship, is a vocal critic of Trump, tweeting comments like, “We have one of the worst human beings in America as POTUS … Sorry are we great yet?”

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11:  Patrick Gallagher attends the "Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb" New York Premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on December 11, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic)
Patrick Gallagher (pictured at the 2014 premiere of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb) called Swanson "rude" and a "diva." (Photo: Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic)

Swanson took offense to the Trump tweets and fired back with a jab at Gallagher’s acting career and an invitation for him to return to his birthplace.

As Swanson’s MAGA-backing fans piled on, Gallagher responded by calling her a “diva” when they worked together. Though IMDB lists a different Patrick Gallagher for the production, Swanson later explained that he was a “local Canadian hire” playing a truck driver in her 1997 film, Bad to the Bone, in which she starred as a “bad girl” trying to have her lover killed.

Gallagher went on to accuse Swanson for “sticking [her] troll army” on him and mocked her “typical Trumpster class and thin skin.”

He also blocked Swanson, who insisted that she “simply stuck up for America with class,” accusing him of trying to “play the victim.”

While Swanson got support from fans trolling Gallagher — who has recently acted in Dirty John, Siren, Captain Marvel, The Twilight Zone and the upcoming American Princess — her reference to Canada as “America’s Hat” wasn’t entirely well-received. Swanson defended the nickname by noting that her husband, former figure skater Lloyd Eisler, is a “proud Canadian.”

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