Donald Trump has been getting called out by pretty much everyone for his insensitive remarks to the widow of a fallen soldier – and the lies that he and his administration have told to defend him since. As more people have come out in protest against Trump’s indecency, one voice has stood out: A-list actor and director Tom Hanks.
In a recent interview with CNN, Hanks expressed his feelings on the state of America under Trump’s presidency, and he tore the Tweeter in Chief apart for his disgraceful words to the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was killed in an ISIS ambush in Niger and laid to rest yesterday.
Last night, while speaking at the National Archives Foundation, Hanks tried to offer some encouraging words to Americans for getting through Trump’s presidency. He said:
People are upset about what’s going on today. They’re furious, they’re frustrated, they’re worked up. If you’re concerned about what’s going on today, read history and figure out what to do because it’s all right there.
As we continually move towards a more perfect union, that magnificent document (the US Constitution) out there, that might be the only self-correcting, open-ended document anywhere on the planet Earth (that) keeps us going, that keeps saying that we’re going to learn how to do that one thing we’ve already sort of done, we’re going to become better and better and better.”
Then, Hanks got to Trump’s call about Johnson – and he didn’t mince words. Hanks railed against Trump for what he called “one of the biggest cock-ups on the planet Earth.” He said:
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. This is a tragedy of the utmost consequence and it goes much longer beyond who’s going to come out on top of the news story. I think it’s very sad.”
We couldn’t have said it better.