Is Tom Hanks a Republican or Democrat?


FOR decades beloved actor Tom Hanks has been outspoken about his political views.

In 2018, he teamed up with Michelle Obama to encourage individuals to register to vote.

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Tom HanksCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Is Tom Hanks a Republican or Democrat?

Tom Hanks has supported Democratic candidates for years.

In 2008, Hanks took to his MySpace account and uploaded a video detailing his support for Barack Obama.

“Hello, I’m Tom Hanks, and I want Barack Obama to be the next president of our country. As official celebrity I know my endorsement has just made your mind up for you,” Hanks said in the video.

Tom Hanks has supported Democratic candidates for over a decade

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Tom Hanks has supported Democratic candidates for over a decadeCredit: EPA
Tom Hanks supported Barack Obama's presidency in 2008

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Tom Hanks supported Barack Obama’s presidency in 2008Credit: AP:Associated Press

“History with a capital H is going to be made this November, no matter who the president-elect is.

“I want Barack Obama to be president of this country, a country that once said people of his skin color were only three-fifths of a human being,” the actor added.

In the same video he spoke highly of Harry Truman, Franklin D Roosevelt and John F Kennedy, all former Democratic presidents.

In the past, he’s donated to a number of Democratic campaigns, including Obama’s presidential campaign, and Joe Biden in 2019.

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What is ‘Celebrating America’?

Hanks will host a primetime special to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris after the swearing-in on January 20.

The 90-minute program titled Celebrating America, will “showcase the American people’s resilience, heroism, and unified commitment to coming together as a nation to real and rebuild.”

Hanks will host the primetime special Celebrating America to celebrate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' inauguration

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Hanks will host the primetime special Celebrating America to celebrate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ inaugurationCredit: AFP or licensors

The program will also celebrate Americans heroes like frontline workers, health care workers, teachers and ordinary citizens.

Ant Clemons, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and Justin Timberlake are all set to perform, with more guests expected to appear.

The special will air on January 20 at 8:30pm on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC and MSNBC.

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