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Laura Ingraham Rips Tom Hanks For Refusing to Visit White House: Maybe It’s Time To ‘Cast Away’ Hanks

Laura Ingraham blasted Tom Hanks for remarks he made while promoting his new film The Post.

When asked by The Hollywood Reporter if he would attend a White House screening of the film upon the request of President Trump, Hanks said the following:

That’s an interesting question. 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. 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.

While Ingraham insisted Hanks is a great actor, he “flops” as a political commentator.

“Hey Gump, maybe he treats them that way because half the time they are!” Ingraham reacted.

The Post follows The Washington Post’s publishing of the Pentagon Papers that revealed top secret information about the Vietnam War. But as the Fox News host points out, the newspaper had the Pentagon Papers back then but today use “anonymous sources,” especially when it’s damning against Trump, and often “gets things totally wrong.” She also noted that Trump never asked Hanks to screen the film at the White House.

“Maybe it’s time to, I don’t know, cast away Tom Hanks,” Ingraham added. “I kind of like him better by the way on the deserted island talking to that volleyball. That was cute. That’s the dialogue that I enjoy from Tom Hanks. Riveting.”

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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