Tom Hanks Shocks Crowd: I hope Trump does so well that “I vote for his re-election in four years.”
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Honored by the New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Tom Hanks on Wednesday gave a speech that most likely didn’t sit well with his colleagues.
It’s no big surprise where Hollywood stands on politics. Many even threatened to move if Trump was elected. (They’re still here by the way)
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
“We are going to be all right because we constantly get to tell the world who we are. We constantly get to define ourselves as American. We do have the greatest country in the world. We move at a slow pace. We have the greatest country in the world because we are always moving towards a more perfect union. That journey never ceases, it never stops. Sometimes, to quote a Springsteen song, it’s “one step forward, two steps back,” but we still aggregately move forward. We, who are a week into wondering what the hell just happened, will continue to move forward. We have to choose to do so, but we will move forward because if we do not move forward, what is to be said of us?”
His next comment without question caused a stir in the auditorium…
“This is the United States of America. We’ll go on. There’s great like-minded people out there who are Americans first and Republicans or Democrats second,” Hanks told The Hollywood Reporter. “I hope the president-elect does such a great job that I vote for his re-election in four years.”
Hanks went on to talk about Michael Moore’s recent rant about Hank’s running for President in 2020. Hanks told the crowd that he doesn’t feel qualified for the position and ended the night with the following statement.
“Not to be completely, over and over coming back to the same thing that I would like to strangle Michael Moore on him offering my name in order to be something other than a CPA, which I’m not qualified to be either,” Hanks said. “We will take everything that has been handed to us as Americans, and we will turn our nation and we will turn the future and we turn all the work that we have before us into some brand of a thing of beauty.”
I for one have always been a fan of Mr. Hanks work in Hollywood. I can’t necessarily say the same for his political views but in this instance, I totally agree. We do live in the GREATEST country in the world. I believe it’s high time we acted like it.
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