(National Sentinel)Â Trump Hate: Last week on herÂ Fox NewsÂ program, host Laura Ingraham was critical of actor Tom Hanks, who said earlier this month that he wouldn’t attend a screening of his new movie at the White House if asked.
“I don’t think I would,” Hanks toldÂ The Hollywood Reporter when asked if he would screen the new film, “The Post,” with President Donald J. Trump, adding that before November 2016 — when Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton — he never could have imagined what would happen next.
But according to Ingraham, there’s one main reason why Hanks said he wouldn’t screen his movie with Trump: Publicity.
â€œAfter the year Hollywood had with (Harvey) Weinstein and (Kevin) Spacey et al, youâ€™d kind of think that its brightest stars would practice some humility on the whole moral barometer front,” Ingraham said in her opening segment.
â€œWell, no such luck,â€ she added. â€œInstead one of Americaâ€™s favorite actors is insulting the president just to sell his movie.â€
She went onto say that Hanks is a fine actorÂ â€œwho has given us so many iconic moments on the screen.â€ However, when it comes to politics, she suggested he doesnâ€™t really know what he is talking about.
â€œImagine a world, Hanks explained, where the president treats papers like The Washington Post as purveyors of fake news,â€ she said, summing up Hanksâ€™ point of view. â€œHey Gump, maybe he treats them that way because half the time they are.â€
Hanks’ film is aboutÂ The Washington Post‘s reporting of a Republican scandal involving President Richard Nixon’s attempt to cover up the Watergate break-in.
In his interview with THR, HanksÂ compared the Nixon administrationâ€™s flouting of the First Amendment to the Trump administrationâ€™s current treatment of the news media. He also said that many alleged controversies during the first year of the Trump administration led him to finally take action.
â€œAnd individually we have to decide when we take to the ramparts,â€ the actor said. â€œYou donâ€™t take to the ramparts necessarily right away, but you do have to start weighing things.â€
Ingraham then suggested AmericansÂ â€œcast away Tom Hanks,â€ a reference to the actorâ€™s 2000 film â€œCast Away.â€
â€œI kind of like him better, by the way, on the deserted island talking to that volleyball,â€ she said. â€œThat was cute. Thatâ€™s the dialogue that I enjoy from Tom Hanks. Riveting. I almost thought it was a basketball, I had forgotten.â€
As for having Hanks, a longtime Democrat supporter, at the White House to screen the film, Ingraham suggested that the actor wouldn’t have to worry about it because the president wasn’t likely to ask him anyway.
TheÂ L.A. Times reported that moviegoing is likely to drop to a 22-year low this year, based in part on streaming and bad sequels, the paper said.
Critics note that Left-wing politics practiced by most stars along with a series of high-profile scandals is also to blame.
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