Pols Deserve Low Opinion Ratings, Tom Hanks Says

The most trusted man in America speaks out.

Tom Hanks poses for photographers as he walks the red carpet at a screening for the movie "Captain Phillips" at the Newseum, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.
Washington politicians deserve their low approval ratings, said Tom Hanks Wednesday night at the premiere of his new film, "Captain Phillips."

Tom Hanks is the most trusted man in America and he's not sharing any of his secrets – especially with Washington's politicians. "I think they're getting what they deserve, as far as public opinion goes," Hanks told reporters Wednesday night as he walked the red carpet at the D.C. premiere of his Somali pirates flick, "Captain Phillips."

He also debunked the Reader's Digest poll that ranked him No. 1 in trustworthiness, whereas President Obama came in at No. 65. "It was an anomaly in the vote-taking," Hanks laughed.

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The actor wasn't especially weirded out by encountering Washington in shutdown mode. "The lights are on, so that's got to be working pretty well," he said. But he was curious about one thing: How exactly did those veterans break into the open air World War II Memorial?

"Did they assault it with helicopters? Did they bust through in a jeep?" Hanks asked. "We should all have access to our monuments and parks, it's as simple as that."

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