Tom Hanks: Trump’s call to widow “one of the biggest cock-ups on planet Earth”

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Weighing in on President Donald Trump’s handling of a phone call to the widow of a fallen U.S. soldier last week, actor Tom Hanks called it “one of the biggest cock-ups on the planet Earth.”

“I’m only knowing what I read in the newspapers and what have you, and it just seems like it’s one of the biggest cock-ups on the planet Earth, if you ask me,” Hanks said in an interview with CNN. “This is a tragedy of the utmost consequence and it goes much longer beyond who’s going to come out on top of the news story. I think it’s very sad.”

Hanks also encouraged Americans to review U.S. history if they’re worried about current events in America.

Trump faced criticism from Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.), who was in a car with the widow of Army Sgt. La David Johnson when Trump called, for telling her that her late husband “knew what he signed up for … but when it happens it hurts anyway.” Johnson was killed in an attack in Niger earlier this month.

White House chief of staff John Kelly shot back at Wilson for criticizing Trump, calling her an “empty barrel”.

Trump took to Twitter Saturday morning to continue his feud with Wilson, calling her “wacky” and saying she “is killing the Democratic Party.” On Sunday, he called her “the gift that keeps on giving for the Republican Party.”

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