While on a live TV talk show, Tom Hanks revealed that he got “screwed” on vacation with Barack and Michelle Obama. Hanks’ account of what happened was shocking, considering that the Obamas’ million dollar vacations since leaving office have been kept extremely secretive. Hanks was candid about his plight on a French Polynesian island with Barack and Michelle. You don’t want to miss this.
Tom Hanks was on the Stephen Colbert show when he was asked about his super secretive trip with the Obamas, Bruce Springsteen, and Oprah on David Geffen’s $300 million dollar superyacht. While Oprah’s been keeping silent, Hanks opened up. Although he was laughing, it’s obvious that he felt out of place and uncomfortable.
“I’ll tell you one thing that happens to Tom Hanks, little Tommy Hanks on that trip,” he said before declaring, “He gets screwed,” but “in the bad way, in the pejorative way, not in the delightful way.” Hanks went on to describe a bike riding venture on a French Polynesian island, and knowing Michelle and her fitness obsession, there is no doubt this outing was all Michelle’s idea. No one else would want to get off a superyacht to ride bikes uphill.
While experiencing a “crazy Love Boat, Sandals resort fantastic” vacation as Hanks described it, he recalled, “They say, ‘hey, tomorrow let’s get, we’ll get some bikes.’” He noted, “an array of bikes have been procured for us, rented from all corners of Polynesia and Tahiti, Bora Bora.” But when “everybody gets on their bikes and takes off” — including Secret Service — he’s left with the “one piece of junk, hunk-o’-junk bike,” Essence reports.
Hanks was laughing, but behind the humor, he’s thinking “this really sucked.” Hanks says sarcastically, “I had a bike that you couldn’t deliver newspapers with.” What proceeded was an “up, up, up”-hill ride on a “rusted,” “undersized girls’ bike” with only “one gear,” as Hanks humorously describes.