Tom Hanks: I would vote against screening new movie at Trump's White House
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Tom Hanks would “probably not” screen his new film, “The Post,” at the White House if asked by President TrumpDonald John TrumpWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Coronavirus hits defense contractor jobs Wake up America, your country doesn't value your life MORE, nor would he attend a screening, the actor said in a Wednesday interview.

"I don't think I would," he said when asked in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”

Hanks plays legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee in the film, which chronicles the staff at the newspaper reporting on the Pentagon Papers, in a race to beat The New York Times.

Hanks compared the Nixon administration’s efforts to stop the secret study on the Vietnam War from being published to how the press is treated today.

“[Nixon] took on the First Amendment by saying: ‘You can't tell that story, and if you do, we're going to threaten you,’” Hanks said. “That is going on, of course, right now … Right now, without a doubt, there are people in power trying to — if not quash or stop the right to publication, denigrate it to the point [where] they are saying there is no truth to it whatsoever.”


“There used to be this concept … ‘You're entitled to your own opinions, but not your own facts, facts are irrefutable,’” Hanks continued. “Well, it turns out people are saying: ‘No, facts are not irrefutable. We can decide whatever facts that we want, that we would like.’”

Hanks also denounced Trump’s comment referring to Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Democratic Senators urge FTC to prevent coronavirus price gouging Democratic senators call on FDA to drop restrictions on blood donations from men who have sex with men MORE (D-Mass.) with what is considered a racial slur at an event with Native American veterans earlier this year, as well as the white supremacist groups that gathered for what turned into a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the summer.

“I didn't think things were going to be this way last November,” he said in the interview. “I would not have been able to imagine that we would be living in a country where neo-Nazis are doing torchlight parades in Charlottesville and jokes about Pocahontas are being made in front of the Navajo code talkers.”