Watch Tom Hanks Completely Destroyed Donald Trump For Attacking The First Amendment
During an interview with CNN, Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks denounced Donald Trump’s relentless attacks on the media and said the president’s assault on the First Amendment “has fingerprints from other totalitarian regimes.
Trump’s attempts to delegitimize mainstream media will only raise the stock of “agenda-filled” outlets, Hanks told CNN’s “Axe Files.”
“They’re throwing dirt and oil into a bucket of water so that it all becomes undrinkable after a while,” Hanks said Saturday. The actor described Trump’s attacks as “something more subtle and more insidious” than shutting down the press.
“I think it has fingerprints from other …[totalitarian] governments … who’ve said, ‘We can’t shut them down because that will cause outrage, but we can denigrate them, we can call them names, we can tell people those are not the facts,’ that’s what he’s saying.”
“We are not the United States of America without the First Amendment,” Hanks added.
Prior to the election, Hanks said Americans would never elect a man like Trump. Now, he laments, Trump’s victory was about as likely as neo-Nazis holding “torchlight parades in Charlottesville, and [that] Pocahontas jokes will be said in front of the Navajo code-talkers. That would have been just as hellacious in imagination, I think, as what we have.”
Hanks stars in the upcoming movie “The Post” about the publication of the Pentagon Papers.
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