Beloved actor Tom Hanks tore into President Trump and his administration in a recent interview with CNN’s David Axelrod, slamming the mandarin mogul for his constant attacks on our free press and our constitutional freedoms.
Hanks, who is starring in an upcoming movie about the Washington Post‘s battle with the White House over the Pentagon Papers, laid out his concerns:
“As an American it concerns me, because it’s monkeying around with our Constitution. They’re throwing dirt and oil into a bucket of water, so that it all becomes undrinkable after a while” said Hanks on the subject of Trump’s incessant distortion of facts and the truth for his own agenda.
While he doesn’t believe Trump is planning to actually shut down any media outlets, he’s definitely trying to smear and discredit them to the point where the public doesn’t trust them anymore.
“I don’t know that they’re saying we have to shut them down so they don’t publish anymore. What is happening is something that is more subtle and more insidious and I think has more fingerprints from other … governments in the past.”
Trump’s constant cries of “fake news” and endless attacks on news outlets who publish embarrassing or incriminating information about him are nothing but a desperate attempt to run away from the truth – and try though he might, short of actually shutting down CNN and the New York Times, there’s nothing he can do to truly kill the American journalistic tradition – and it’s not going to matter how many of his supporters don’t believe the news when the evidence is presented to a judge.