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Milling About with Gbenga Akinnagbe

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Gbenga Akinnagbe (pronounced phonetically as Benga Akinabee) joins host Robin Milling to talk about his turn as Agent Matthew Travis to President Whitmore (Bill Pullman) in Independence Day: Resurgence. His background is perfectly suited for the role as he tells Robin there was a time when he actually was interested in becoming President of the United States. He weighs in on Trump, "If I told you 10 years ago if Donald Trump was gonna be one of two people who were definitely gonna be president you would've laughed in my face and called the police to take me away!"

Deciding not to pursue politics, Gbenga became an actor instead, but he still remains passionate about government and citizens' rights. He discusses his theories about gun control, and how seriously he looks at handling weapons in a film.

Ad avid adventurer, he also contributes essays about travel, science and sports for The New York Times. Next he will be starring in the television series, The Deuce, as a pimp amongst the backdrop of the beginnings of the industry in the 1970s.