Action movie star Steven Seagal appeared on Good Morning Britain Wednesday to provide a fairly nuts interview on topics ranging from President Donald Trump’s administration to the NFL and Vladimir Putin.
Seagal, who recently became a Russian citizen, joined GMB from Moscow with his now-trademark tiny sunglasses, Mandarin-style shirt and jet-black dyed hair.
Co-host Piers Morgan first asked for his thoughts on Trump’s presidency — and Seagal provided a fairly rambling answer in which he blamed “the enemies within” and “leftover Obama-ites” for stifling the administration’s progress.
Next up, Morgan asked the actor about NFL players protesting police brutality in the United States.
Seagal said that while he believes in free speech, he doesn’t think that football players “should hold the United States hostage” by “imposing their political views.”
“I think it’s outrageous, I think it’s a joke, it’s disgusting,” Seagal said.
“I myself have risked my life countless times for the American flag,” Seagal continued — though it’s not clear what he’s referring to, or if he’s confusing himself with his on-camera characters.
Morgan’s last question challenged Seagal’s fondness of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and how he juggles that friendship with his claims to American patriotism.
Seagal defended Russia by responding that “every country is involved in espionage,” and denied that Putin had “anything to do with fixing” the U.S. election – all while pronouncing Putin’s name with a hardcore Russian accent.
The actor concluded that the belief that Russia interfered with the U.S. election is the result of “astronomical propaganda,” and meant as some sort of “diversion.”
Watch above, via ITV.
For more, please watch the best knife-fight scene ever filmed. It’s from the 1992 classic Under Siege, in which Seagal plays an ex-Navy Seal who goes undercover as a lowly chef on a U.S. battleship to thwart a group of rogue mercenaries from destroying the world.
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