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Actor Tom Hanks Says He Would Refuse To Go If 'The Post' Was Screened At The White House

Date December 26, 2017

Donald Trump has been at war with the media from the moment he began his presidency. The lack of support from the movie and music industries has become widespread. Actor Tom Hanks is one of them and has said some harsh words against the current president.

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Known as a democrat and as a fierce opposer to Trump's reign, Tom has recently spoken quite directly against the President. In his interview for CNN, he seemed surprised to what is happening in the country this year.

Look, I didn’t think things were going to be this way last November...

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Hanks' latest movie, The Post

The Post is the latest film by the two-time Academy Award winner, directed by Steven Spielberg. Coincidentally, the movie features a highly politicized story about a couple of journalists, namely the ones that have published the Pentagon Papers that prove US government connection's with the Vietnam war.

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The movie itself has raised a few eyebrows, but it was Tom Hanks who made it currently relevant. Hanks was asked by The Hollywood Reporter about a possible screening of the movie inside the White House. It wouldn't be a precedent, nor a first time, but the actor simply disliked the idea.

I would probably vote not to go. 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.

Furthermore, the reasons behind such a firm 'no' could have also been personal. Donald Trump has personally offended Tom's co-star in the movie, Meryl Streep. He publicly called one of the best actresses of our era the most overrated star in Hollywood.

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Trump's war with Hollywood continues, we'll just have to wait and see what it does to his public image.

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