Tom Hanks addressed concerns about Donald Trump winning the presidency during his speech at the Museum of Modern Art.
“We are going to be all right. America has been in worse places than we are at right now,” he said, according to CBS News. “In my own lifetime, our streets were in chaos, our generations were fighting each other tooth and nail. Every dinner table ended up being as close to a fistfight as human families allow.”
Hanks said his sense of security comes from the U.S. Constitution.
“We have this magnificent thing that is in place. It’s a magnificent document,” he said, referring to the Constitution before adding: “That document is going to protect us over and over again whether or not our neighbors preserve, protect and defend it themselves.”
“We are going to be all right because we constantly get to tell the world who we. We constantly get to define ourselves as Americans. We do have the greatest country in the world,” he said. “We have the greatest country in the world because we are always moving towards a more perfect union. That journey never ceases, it never stops.”
“We will take everything that has been handed to us as Americans,” Hanks added, as reported by Fox News. “And we will turn our nation and we will turn the future and we will turn all the work that we have before us into some brand new thing of beauty.”
A number of actors, actresses, directors, and comedians have spoken out against Trump.
“This is the United States of America. We’ll go on. There’s great like-minded people out there who are Americans first and Republicans or Democrats second,” Hanks told the Hollywood Reporter. “I hope the president-elect does such a great job that I vote for his reelection in four years.”