It’s no secret that actor Tom Hanks is among the worst of the shamelessly liberal Hollywood elite crowd. He has given nearly $200,000 to Democrats, including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and now, he has called President Donald Trump a despicably nasty name. He followed this up by sending a very suspicious item to the White House, and his motives will disgust you.
In an apparent attempt to gain favor with the men and women who are covering Trump’s presidency, the man who once called our president a “simplistic, self-involved gasbag” has sent the White House Press Corps a luxury espresso machine. The $2,219 Pasquini Livia G4 Auto PID espresso machine was received by reporters on Thursday accompanied by a note which read, “Keep up the good fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Especially for the Truth part.”
Apparently, this is not the first time Hanks has blatantly tried to buy the press, either. “Thanks @tomhanks-very kind of you to send a new espresso machine to the White House press corps,” tweeted ABC News correspondent Karen Travers. “We appreciated the other ones-nice upgrade!”
— Karen Travers (@karentravers) March 2, 2017
According to the Washington Free Beacon, during a 2004 visit to the White House with his family on Memorial Day weekend, Hanks was surprised to learn that there was not a coffee pot there for reporters, so he had an espresso machine delivered. Then in 2010, when Hanks was visiting the White House to give Obama a private screening of HBO’s The Pacific, the actor was disgusted to see that reporters had failed to keep the machine in good condition.
“You know you are supposed to clean this after every use. You are supposed to wipe that off. Look at the buildup there!” he said. “Let me see what I can do for the poor slobs of the fourth estate,” he added, promising to deliver a new espresso machine.
Tom Hanks has certainly “delivered.” However, if he thinks he can buy the “truth” with a fancy coffee machine, he is sorely mistaken. In fact, these sort of partisan incentives are perhaps the worst way to encourage reporters to remain unbiased while doing their jobs. It’s no secret that Hanks is no fan of Donald Trump. He might as well have attached a note to his pricey gift which read, “Keep up the good work! Fake news rules!”