Seiuli Johnson slams President Trump in viral video
Samoa's most famous Hollywood star, Seiuli Dwayne Johnson, has criticised the leadership of U.S. President Donald Trump amidst the growing protests over George Floyd's death and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Seiuli slams Trump in an 8-minute video he posted on his social media pages, which has already been viewed by close to 3 million people.
He called out President Trump for his lack of presidential leadership while the nation is in chaos over the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.
From the video, Seiuli kept asking, “Where are you? Where is our leader? Where are you? Where is our leader at this time?”
At this time where America is down on its knees, hurt, angry, frustrated, in pain, begging and pleading with its arms out, just wanting to be heard.
He had questioned the presence of President Trump amid the anguish and outrage of the nation.
“Where are you? It’s that same compassionate leader who has to come back and readdress the country to give important context, to give important perspective on the comments that were just made. Of course all lives matter. Every single one. All lives matter because we as Americans, we believe in inclusivity, we believe in acceptance, we believe in human rights, we believe in equality for all,” he said
He also denounced the President’s decision of using the military force on peaceful protestors. He stressed how an assurance from President Trump would make a huge difference during such times.
“There is a military force that has been deployed on our own people. Looters, yes. Criminals, absolutely. But our protesters, who are begging and pleading, our protesters, who are in pain?” he added
“You would be surprised how people in pain would respond when you say to them, “I care about you.” When you say to them, “I’m listening to you.” You’d be surprised how people would respond, how Americans would respond if you say to them, “I care about you, I am listening to you, this is our country, you are all my people, and I take full responsibility and full accountability for something that has been hundreds of years of systemic disease.
“Why am I taking full accountability? Because I am your leader. I’m your leader and I’m going to do everything I can to make this right. I’ll tell you what, you give me some trust, you give me some time, you give me some effort, and you give me some love. I’m right there with you and together, we’re going to make this right. Together we’re going to create that change. Together we’re going to normalize equality. We’re going to do it but we’re going to do it together.”
Seiuli emphasized that he is just like the majority of Americans who cares deeply about his family, his children and the world he lives in.
“I care so deeply about our country and every single person in it. That’s who I am. I am a man who is frustrated, I am disappointed, I am angry, but I am also doing my best to stay focused and as calm as I can possibly be in the pocket to make the best decisions for my family and make the best decisions for our country,” he said
He concludes by asking again, “I’ll ask it one more time. Where are you? Where is that compassionate leader who steps up and takes accountability for his country and all of the people in our country? Where are you? Because I’ll tell you what, we’re here. We’re all here. We are all here. We’re all here, and the process to change has already begun.”