Jon Voight says Trump is 'the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln', asks Americans not to be 'fooled by the political left'
Voight, 80, is one of my most outspoken advocates of conservative values in Hollywood and is an ardent and fervent supporter of President Donald Trump
Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight has come out to express his support for President Donald Trump.
The actor uploaded a two-part video titled 'To my fellow Americans' where he declared Trump "the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln" and asked his countrymen to not be "fooled by the political left"
In the video, Voight addresses "the people of the Republican party" and says, "I know that you'll agree with me when I say that our president has our utmost respect and our love. This job is not easy for he's battling the left and their absurd words of destruction."
"Our nation has been built on the solid ground from our forefathers and there is a moral code of duty that has been passed on from President Lincoln," he continues, telling his followers he wanted to "acknowledge the truth" and that the country was "stronger, safer, and with more jobs because our president has made his every move correct."
Voight also took aim at the Democratic party and said, "Don't be fooled by the political left because we are the people of this nation that is witnessing triumph," before rallying support for the president.
"So let us stand with our president, let us stand for this truth that President Trump is the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln," he says, before ending with, "God bless America."
Voight is one of my most outspoken advocates of conservative values in Hollywood and is an ardent and fervent supporter of Trump. He even spoke several times at various events during the president's inauguration, including declaring that "God answered our prayers" during the inauguration concert.
It's not the first time he has thrown his support behind a Republican favorite as well. Just last month, he came out in defense of Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who he said the people "need very much at this time when our president is being attacked with lies and slanders from the media."
His latest projects also highlight his right-leaning tendencies. He is currently working alongside Dennis Quaid on a drama on Ronald Reagan that will trace the former president's life from "his childhood to his time in the Oval Office."
The 80-year-old also recently played Justice Warren E. Burger in the film 'Roe v. Wade,' which is currently in post-production, and seeks to tell the story of the "national battle in this untold conspiracy that led to the most famous and controversial court case in history."
It has been an incredible turnaround in philosophies for the actor, who was once a supporter of John F. Kennedy and claimed his assassination traumatized him.
Voight had put in work for George McGovern's voter registrations efforts in the inner cities of Los Angeles, actively protested the Vietnam War, and even made public appearances alongside Jane Fonda and Leonard Bernstein in support of the leftist Unidad Popular group in Chile before seemingly having a change of heart in 2008.
He then came out to express his regret at his "youthful anti-war activism" and called it the result of "Marxist propaganda," going on to criticize Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama before his 2009 ascendancy to the Oval Office. Since then, he has actively endorsed Republican candidates, backing both Mitt Romney and Trump during their subsequent bids for the presidency.