Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and Fox News host Laura Ingraham took shots at Tom Hanks after the actor said he wouldn’t attend a White House screening of his new film, “The Post,” to protest President Trump.
“I think the idea that it’s become cool to say I won’t even show up to see the president of the United States is a sad commentary on where we are,” Spicer told the Fox Business Network on Thursday.
Ingraham similarly lashed out at Hanks Wednesday night, saying “one of America’s favorite actors is insulting the president, just to sell his movie.”
“Maybe it’s time to cast away Tom Hanks,” the host of “The Ingraham Angle” quipped, referring to Hanks’ 2000 hit “Cast Away.”
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Out of all the countless Democrat-affiliated movie stars and other entertainers in Hollywood, Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks had a reputation as one of the most open-minded and reasonable. After all, after Republican Donald Trump got elected, he was the one who urged angered fellow liberals to take a deep breath and relax.
Unfortunately, since then Tom has fully bought into liberals’ paranoia about Trump, and he has joined the mob that believes we must “take action” against the democratically elected president. When The Hollywood Reporter asked Hanks if we would attend a hypothetical screening of his new film The Post at the White House, he responded, “I would probably vote not to go.”
He also rambled in incomprehensible Chelsea Handler style about taking Trump down, “And individually we have to decide when we take to the ramparts, You don’t take to the ramparts necessarily right away, but you do have to start weighing things.” He added, “You may think: ‘You know what? I think now is the time.’ 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.”
On a recent episode of The Ingraham Angle on Fox News, conservative commentator Laura Ingraham shed some light on why Hanks was motivated to make such nasty remarks about our Republican president.
Said Laura, “After the year Hollywood had with Weinstein and Spacey et al, you’d kind of think that its brightest stars would practice some humility on the whole moral barometer front. Well, no such luck. Instead one of America’s favorite actors is insulting the president just to sell his movie.”
Laura continued, “Imagine a world, Hanks explained, where the president treats papers like The Washington Post as purveyors of fake news. Hey Gump, maybe he treats them that way because half the time they are.”
She then said that the time has come to “cast away Tom Hanks” and stated, “I kind of like him better, by the way, on the deserted island talking to that volleyball. That was cute. That’s the dialogue that I enjoy from Tom Hanks. Riveting. I almost thought it was a basketball, I had forgotten.”
But as Ingraham noted, a potential film screening at the White House is not going to be an issue anyway, as Trump has not and most likely will not ask him to screen the movie at the presidential residence.
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