We already have confirmation of several celebrities that confirmed that they will move out of the country now that Trump is elected as president. But there are some that are changing their mind and begin to endorse the newly elected president!
Actor Tom Hanks is offering a more tempered tone, possibly to the dismay of many of his Tinseltown colleagues.
Hanks was honored Wednesday by New York’s Museum of Modern Art and, after several of his fellow Hollywood stars offered their accolades to the Academy Award-winning actor, he shared somewhat of a pep talk in the wake of Trump’s victory, according to The Hollywood Reporter:
We are going to be all right because we constantly get to tell the world who we are. We constantly get to define ourselves as American. We do have the greatest country in the world. We move at a slow pace. We have the greatest country in the world because we are always moving towards a more perfect union. That journey never ceases, it never stops. Sometimes, to quote a Springsteen song, it’s “one step forward, two steps back,” but we still aggregately move forward. We, who are a week into wondering what the hell just happened, will continue to move forward. We have to choose to do so, but we will move forward because if we do not move forward, what is to be said of us?
After the speech, Hanks told The Hollywood Reporter, “This is the United States of America. We’ll go on. There’s great like-minded people out there who are Americans first and Republicans or Democrats second … I hope the president-elect does such a great job that I vote for his re-election in four years.”
From Hanks’ remarks, I somehow doubt he cast his vote for Trump. That’s his right as an American citizen, and we celebrate that. We hope that Trump does such a great job that he — and the rest of Hollywood — have no choice but to vote for him in 2020.