Most of Hollywood is considered pretty progressive and liberal. After all, they take every chance they get to endorse Democratic candidates. But one A list celebrity is breaking from the pact. That is Tom Hanks. Who said he hopes that Donald Trump does so well he votes for his re-election.
Hanks opinion a more tempered tone compared to other celebrities such as America Ferrera and Miley Cyrus who posted social media pictures of themselves crying at the prospect of a Trump presidency. This past Wednesday the famous actor was honored by the New York’s Museum of Modern Art. In his acceptance speech he offered a pep talk for those saddened by the election results.
“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?”
Then he continued to say something that many of his A list colleagues likely would vociferously disagree with,
“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.”