As reported by Fox News – When asked by The Hollywood Reporter if he’d respond positively to a request to screen his new film, “The Post,” at the White House, Hanks cited the events in Charlottesville, the president’s recent meeting with Navajo veterans and the Trump administration’s treatment of the media, which often calls most outlets “fake news,” as the reason for his reluctance.
I don’t think I would. Because I think that at some point — look, I didn’t think things were going to be this way last November. 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 [Va.] and jokes about Pocahontas are being made in front of the Navajo code talkers. And individually we have to decide when we take to the ramparts,” he said. “You don’t take to the ramparts necessarily right away, but you do have to start weighing things. You may think: ‘You know what? I think now is the time.’ 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.
This led to an instant backlash on social media that must have Tom Hanks rethinking his answer.
Tom Hanks says he won’t go to the White House if invited.
I say easy there, Forrest Gump. I don’t think President Trump is going to be begging for you to visit. He’s too busy delivering on his promises to our country.
— Educating Liberals (@Education4Libs) December 21, 2017
Lol. In your dreams Snowflake. Lose the ego Tom. You're an ACTOR. You follow directions. You know, like a trained monkey! Tom Hanks says he would refuse an invitation from Trump to screen 'The Post' at The White House https://t.co/91FvSl6Ur6
— R. Wolfe (@WhoWolfe) December 21, 2017