By: Lakeem Khodra
The action celebrity figure and American patriot Steven Seagal had a powerful interview from Moscow with Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan today.
FULL TRANSCRIPT OF INTERVIEW
Piers Morgan: A lot of Americans see Putin as the enemy but a lot of Americans also have a pretty dim view of your current president in the United States, what is your view of Donald Trump and his presidency so far?
Steven Seagal: I think that you know we have a really unfortunate situation in the sense that even though he was democratically elected… there are so many people out there who don’t feel that that’s the case and we have just you know a ton of enemies within, we have these you know Democrats that have this whole other agenda to kind of… when I say Democrats… it’s not just the Democrats but there are this whole group of leftover Obamaites and people who feel that they should really sort of kind of overthrow Trump and any decisions he makes, anything that he tries to do he gets blocked so often from you know sort of the enemies within so it’s very difficult for him to do anything.
Piers Morgan: Well when you see this ongoing debate right now about patriotism, the American flag, the anthem, black football players taking the knee as a mark of protest about racial division and injustice in America, do you agree with Trump that it’s disrespectful or do you think actually going to one knee is not entirely disrespectful way of making a point.
Steven Seagal: I mean I guess really what i’d like to say is this, I believe in free speech, I believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion but I don’t agree that they should hold the United States of America or the world hostage by taking a venue where people are tuning in to watch a football game and you know, imposing their political views, I think it’s outrageous, I think it’s a joke, it’s disgusting and you know I respect the American flag and I myself you know have risked my life countless times for the American flag and I don’t understand or agree with this kind of behavior…I think it’s an outrage.
Piers Morgan: There will be some people Steven who’ll be watching this interview… he’s saying that and think you sound like a great patriotic guy but also see you in Moscow and being very complimentary about Vladimir Putin who many American believe fixed the US election which is why Donald Trump became president… you know, how do you juggle… Americans are pretty unhappy about this.
Piers Morgan: I think that’s absolutely right I agree with you. Final questions Steve… what are you up to movie wise at the moment, any big movies coming?
Steven Seagal: You know I just finished a movie called ‘Attrition’ it’s a movie about human trafficking, it’s a movie about kung fu, it’s a movie about honor and great action movie, I’m just doing a post for it in Asia right now and it’s a great movie, I think it’s one of the best movies I’ve done in a long long time.
Piers Morgan: We’ll look forward to watching it and a great pleasure and honor to have a movie star of your stature live on Good Morning Britain we appreciate it very much.