Tom Hanks: Donald Trump “Locker Room Talk” Defense Is “Wrong” (VIDEO)
Tom Hanks slammed Donald Trump in a new interview over the Republican presidential candidate’s lewd comments about women in a leaked 2005 audio recording. The actor dismissed Trump’s defense that his remarks were mere “locker room talk,” explaining why he’s not buying the excuse. Watch the video below.
As Gossip Cop reported, a tape emerged last week that depicted Trump and Billy Bush having a crude conversation about women prior to filming a segment for “Access Hollywood.” The presidential nominee was caught on mic admitting he tried to have sex with a married woman, and also saying he was allowed to make sexual advances on women without permission because he’s famous. Trump later apologized for his comments, but also justified his words as “locker room talk.”
Hanks, however, doesn’t see it that way. “He was at work, man. He wasn’t in a locker room,” the actor said during an interview with the Press Association. “He was at work. He was showing up to do a thing on camera.” Hanks added, “I’m offended as a man. I’m not offended as a husband or a father. I’m offended as a guy. 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.”
Hanks also came up with an analogy as to why he doesn’t believe Trump should be president, noting that the business mogul lacks political experience. “It’s kind of like if you have a horrible, painful tooth, and you need a root canal. Who are you going to see?” the actor asked. “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’ condemnation of Trump in the video below.