Morgan Freeman: ‘This is America–always hopeful’

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Actor Morgan Freeman poses for a photo during an interview with The Canadian Press in Oakville, Ont. on Thursday November 12, 2009. Freeman says he agreed to...
Actor Morgan Freeman poses for a photo during an interview with The Canadian Press in Oakville, Ont. on Thursday November 12, 2009. Freeman says he agreed to...
FRANK GUNN

In a wide ranging interview with Rev. Al Sharpton on Tuesday’s PoliticsNation, legendary actor Morgan Freeman talked about politics, why he supports President Obama, and why he remains hopeful.

“I’m not very political at all but I am very concerned,” he said. “President Obama–he was a good choice [for president] otherwise we wouldn’t have reelected him, and obviously he’s succeeding against some serious odds. So he’s a good man.”

Asked how he feels about race relations in America on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Freeman insisted he is optimistic.

“This is America–always hopeful. …This is the place where you can be hopeful,” he said. “I don’t care how low we get, how dirty the politics get, we always are going to be look around and up, I think.”

Watch the rest of the interview below.

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Morgan Freeman: 'This is America--always hopeful'

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