PoliticsThursday 06.06.24

“I look at the longer term”: Tom Hanks on if he worries about U.S. commitment to democracy should Trump win in 2024.

Actor Tom Hanks on Thursday said he was focused on the “longer term,” when he was asked whether he worries about the United States’ continued “commitment to democracy and freedom” should Donald Trump return to the presidency.

“There's always a reason to be worried about the short term. But I look at the longer term of … what happened,” Hanks said in an exclusive interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in Normandy, where ceremonies and memorials were held to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

“We inevitably made progress towards I think that ‘more perfect union,'” Hanks continued. “It comes about … 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. It comes down to the good deed that is practiced with your neighbor, with your local merchants.

“I will always have faith that the United States of America, and the West societies that have adopted more or less the same sort of democracy, cannot help but turn towards what is right.”

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