Tom Hanks has addressed the rumours that he'll run for President in 2020 4 years ago

Tom Hanks has addressed the rumours that he'll run for President in 2020

He doesn't seem too keen...

The Republican Party have a history of producing high profile candidates whether it's Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan for President of the US or Arnold Schwarzenegger for Governor of California.

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Director and producer Michael Moore put forward a theory that they Democratic party could wrench back control of the White House in the next election by putting forward a similarly high-profile candidate for the post.

His suggestion was Oscar-winning actor, Tom Hanks, who he thinks would be the ideal candidate to take back the mantle from Donald Trump.

Although, Hanks wasn't particularly happy with Moore for putting his name forward and says he wants to "strangle" him for bringing all this spotlight on him.

In an interview with Vulture, Hanks revealed that he doesn't believe he has the necessary experience required to run for President of the USA.

"Just because I'm an actor, I can give a good speech, I agree with that," he said. "But the concept of actually voting for someone just because they can do that? Then Monty Hall could have been president of the United States! I get what he's saying, I understand, but I don't buy my participation."

During a tribute to his career on Tuesday night in the Museum of Modern Art , he changed away from a general acceptance speech and reassured everyone that "we're going to be alright."

"In my own lifetime our streets were in chaos, our generations were fighting each other tooth and nail and every dinner table ended up being as close to a fist fight as human families will allow," he said in his speech on the night published by Vulture.

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“We have been in a place where we have looked at our leaders and wondered what the hell they were thinking of. We’ve had moments with the administrations and politicians and senators and governors in which we’ve asked ourselves ‘Are they lying to us or do they really believe in this?’ That’s all right.

"We have this magnificent thing that is in place, it's a magnificent document, and it starts off with these phrases that if you're smart enough, you memorized in school, or, just read it enough so you learned it by heart, or, you kind of watched those things on ABC where they taught you little songs, and the song goes like, [sings] "We the People ... in Order to form a more perfect Union. establish Justice and insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare," and it goes on and on.

"That. That document is going to protect us, over and over again, whether or not our neighbors preserve and protect and defend it themselves [sic].

"We are going to be all right, because we constantly get to tell the whole world who we are. We constantly get to define ourselves as Americans. We do have the greatest country in the world. We may move at a slow pace, but we do have the greatest country in the world, because we are always moving towards a more perfect Union. That journey never ceases. It never stops. Sometimes, like in a Bruce Springsteen song, one step forward, two steps back. But we still, aggregately, move forward."