Tom Hanks on Donald Trump's Vulgar 'Access Hollywood' Remarks: "I'm Offended as a Man"
The actor, promoting his new 'Da Vinci Code' movie, 'Inferno,' railed against the GOP presidential candidate's lack of experience and "locker room talk" excuse for his comments.
Count Tom Hanks among those who were disturbed by Donald Trump's vulgar comments about women during a 2005 Access Hollywood appearance, the audio of which leaked out on Friday.
The actor, promoting the third film in his Da Vinci Code series, Inferno, told the Press Association, "I’m offended as a man. I’m not offended as a husband or a father. I’m offended as a guy.”
And he dismissed Trump's excuse that his comments, including saying he "did try to f—" Billy Bush's married co-host Nancy O'Dell and that famous men can "grab" women "by the pussy," were just "locker room talk."
"He was at work, man. He wasn’t in a locker room. He was at work. He was showing up to do a thing on camera,” Hanks said of Trump's remarks, which were made on the Access Hollywood bus as the Apprentice host prepared to discuss his cameo on Days of Our Lives.
Growing more agitated, Hanks added, "That’s just not right, I’m sorry. It’s not right at work, it’s not right in the locker room. It’s wrong, period. The end. That’s all.”
The veteran multihyphenate, who's currently in theaters as the eponymous pilot in Clint Eastwood's Sully, went on to slam the real estate mogul turned presidential candidate for his lack of government experience.
"It’s kind of like if you have a horrible, painful tooth, and you need a root canal," said Hanks. "Who are you going to see? A guy who says, ‘Oh, I think I can figure that out, how to do a root canal for you. Lay down.' Or are you going to see somebody who’s done 6,000 of them, has a degree on the wall and has a great history and expertise when it comes down to it.”
Watch Hanks discuss Trump in the video below, via Huffington Post.