Tom Hanks had this surprising reaction to Donald Trump winning in 2024

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Tom Hanks is Hollywood royalty.

He’s one of the entertainment industry’s best-known actors.

And Tom Hanks had this surprising reaction to Donald Trump winning in 2024.

Hanks doesn’t think Trump winning is the end of the world

Academy Award-winning Tom Hanks attended the 80th Anniversary of the landing at Normandy.

Hanks – whose role in Saving Private Ryan helped make that film one of the definitive dramatic recreations of the D-Day invasion – fielded questions from CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

Amanpour couldn’t help but get political and spoke for the anxious Democrats by asking him if former President Donald Trump winning the election left him worried.

Hanks said he believed America was a great nation and that the founding principles of the Constitution would endure no matter what.

“I think there’s always a reason to be worried about the short-term, but I look at the longer-term of what this — what happened. I think there is an ongoing — look, our Constitution says, we, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, that journey to a more perfect union has missteps in it. And we know. We — I can catalogue them as much as you can, and you’re a professional journalist, and I’m just a guy that makes movies and reads books,” Hanks stated.

Hanks told Amanpour that his reading of American history reassured him that the country wasn’t perfect, but always strived to be better.

“And — OK. And a lay historian, I’ll take that too. Over the long- term, however, we inevitably make progress towards, I think, that more perfect union. That’s what it was,” Hanks added.

Hanks explained that no matter who won the election or was on which side of an argument, the goodness of America would endure.

“And how does it come about? It comes about because — not because of somebody’s narrative of who is right or who is a victim or not, it comes out of the slow melding of the truth to the actual practical life that we end up living,” Hanks added.

“It comes down to the good deed that is practiced with your neighbor, with your local merchants. And I will always have faith that the United States of America and the Western societies that have adopted more or less the same sort of democracy cannot help but turn towards what is right,” Hanks concluded.

Are Democrats finally coming to grips with Trump winning?

The last eight years have been defined by Democrats trying to tear down every institution and guardrail in their pursuit of Trump.

Democrats weaponized the media, public health, the intelligence community, and law enforcement to destroy Trump.

Nothing worked as polls show Trump favored to beat President Joe Biden in November.

Hanks’ reaction echoed that of comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Maher who agreed they weren’t going to lose their minds if Trump won.

This could signal some acceptance on the Left that if Trump wins the level of rage and the tactic employed to “resist” him are unsustainable.

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