While most of Hollywood went completely psycho after Donald Trump’s election, Tom Hanks called for unity instead.
At the Museum of Modern Art while accepting an honor for his film career, Tom Hanks called out Hollywood and explained why he hopes to vote for Donald Trump for four more years!
We are going to be all right. America has been in worse places than we are at right now. In my own lifetime our streets were in chaos, our generations were fighting each other tooth and nail, and every dinner table ended up being as close to a fist fight as human families will allow.
We have been in a place where we have looked at our leaders and wondered what the hell they were thinking of. We’ve had moments with the administrations and politicians and senators and governors in which we have we’ve asked ourselves ‘Are they lying to us or do they really believe in this?’ That’s all right.
Hanks continued referencing the United States Constitution.
That document is going to protect us over and over again whether or not our neighbors preserve, protect, and defend it themselves.
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 Americans. 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?
Hanks then keyed in on his positive outlook for the country.
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 will turn all the work that we have before us into some grand thing of beauty.
Finally, he revealed why he hopes to vote for Donald Trump again. He made these comments after the awards ceremony to The Hollywood Reporter.
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. I hope the president-elect does such a great job that I vote for his re-election in four years.
We couldn’t agree more Tom!
We are Americans and we will continue to pull up our sleeves and work harder to improve the lives of our families and work to give our children better lives than we are able to enjoy. Our founders made it possible for us to do this and we will continue their fantastic tradition!
Donald Trump’s policies make it easier for us to do this. He brings jobs back to America and allows us to keep more of our hard-earned money. He is implementing policies so our tax dollars will be spent on America first!
You can read the full transcript here.
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