Hanks was hot out of the gate during his interview with CBS, comparing 2016’s election to an interesting part of American history.
The 59-year-old said that 2016 has nothing to the craziness of the 1948 presidential election when former President Harry S. Truman defeated the predicted winner, Republican Thomas E. Dewey.
But he went on to say that America will be just fine, even if Donald Trump becomes president:
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“Look, America’s going to be fine. We’re the greatest, most resilient nation…in all of civilization. We’ve worked ourselves out of holes many, many times over and over again.”
Hanks wasn’t making any predictions, though. He even poked a little fun at the non-stop coverage the media has been pushing:
“I have no powers of clairvoyance like you geniuses in the news media. I’m not saying he’s going to be President of the United States.”
The optimistic actor ended his thoughts on a fun note:
“We are going to have the most hilarious September and October and first week of November…and you people are going to be busy.”
Hanks appeared on CBS to promote his new film “A Hologram for the King” which hits theaters today, April 22nd.