Tom Hanks wouldn’t accept an invite to screen his movie at White House (Details)

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During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, actor Tom Hanks revealed that he would “probably not” screen his new movie at the White House if Trump asked him.

Hanks stated, “I don’t think I would.”

He continued, “This is the moment where, in some ways, our personal choices are going to have to reflect our opinions. We have to start voting, actually, before the election. So, I would probably vote not to go.”

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In the new film called The Post, Hanks plays Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee. The movie is based on the true story of the newspaper publishing the Pentagon Papers even though they received threats from former President Richard Nixon.

During the interview, he compared Nixon’s administration to the current administration when it comes to how they treat the press.

Hanks stated, “[Nixon] took on the First Amendment by saying: ‘You can’t tell that story, and if you do, we’re going to threaten you,’” Hanks said. “That is going on, of course, right now … Right now, without a doubt, there are people in power trying to — if not quash or stop the right to publication, denigrate it to the point [where] they are saying there is no truth to it whatsoever.”



He continued, “There used to be this concept … ‘You’re entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts, facts are irrefutable.’ Well, it turns out people are saying: ‘No, facts are not irrefutable. We can decide whatever facts that we want, that we would like.’”

Hanks has been open about his disdain for Trump.

In October, Hanks spoke about Trump’s presidency saying, “I’m only knowing what I read in the newspapers and what have you, and it just seems like it’s one of the biggest cock-ups on the planet Earth, if you ask me.”

 

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