If reality TV star Donald Trump can become president, why not solid gold Hollywood royalty? That’s what left-wing director and big, gassy hypocrite Michael Moore thinks. Lee Moran of Huffington Post reported on Oct. 16 that the filmmaker, during an interview on Good Morning Britain, confessed to hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that he may consider asking Tom Hanks to run for president -- ask him for the third time, that is.
When both Reid and Morgan admitted they were stumped on how Democrats could beat Trump in 2020 (because widening the party’s base with working-class-friendly policies would be too easy), Moore happily enlightened them: “The Democrats need to run a beloved American.” Reid blurted out “Oprah!” but Moore, after lamenting Winfrey’s reluctance to run, floated someone else: “I’ve asked Tom Hanks twice to run - who doesn’t like Tom Hanks? Nobody, right?” According to the Fahrenheit 11/9 director, Hanks has sadly stifled his hopes each time. The trio also mulled over a Michelle Obama bid, but again mourned a refusal.
The laughter during the interview may have called into question whether Moore’s interrogators were taking him seriously (that line is always hard to draw with Moore), but knowing the British media intelligentsia will put their pounds behind Oprah Winfrey doesn’t exactly bolster their credibility either.
But HuffPo’s Moran still expressed hope for Hanks in his article, writing as his subheadline “Will the third time be the charm?”