Actor Jon Voight expressed his support for President Donald Trump, arguing the “Democratic Party doesn’t represent America anymore.”
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 80-year-old actor, a stalwart Trump supporter, compared the modern Democratic Party to the Democratic Party of John F. Kennedy, saying they “have no heroes today.”
“I’m a big supporter of our president, and I feel that what has happened with the Democratic Party is something that I’d never thought I’d see happen. This is not the Democratic Party of John Kennedy, who I was in support of,” Voight said. “They had many heroes in the Democratic Party. They have no heroes today. There’s a lot of slander and name-calling and lying that’s going on and passing itself off as news. This is my opinion. That’s where I stand, and I don’t like it. Somebody has to stand up and say that and punch back at that nonsense. This is not America. The Democratic Party doesn’t represent America anymore.”
The Oscar-winner also expressed his disapproval of actors Eric McCormack and Debra Messing recently suggesting a blacklist for Hollywood conservatives.
“The left was so concerned about the Hollywood Ten during the ’50s, but they are not at all concerned with the blacklist today and people losing jobs,” he said. “They are very outspoken about it, and they attack anybody who is for Trump or who is for the Republican Party. The Democratic Party has been undermined and overtaken, and I wish it could recoup itself and that there could be people who would stand up for the Democratic Party that we have known and we have counted on, and there is not anybody in that group who is standing up and protecting it. They are falling in.”
The star, who praised President Trump as “the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln,” declared that the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry against the president was a “declaration of war” and affirmed that President Trump would win the 2020 election.
“Donald Trump is going to win the presidency once again, and this is going to be proven to be nonsense just as the two years with [the Mueller Report] and millions of dollars wasted and has taken those people in the House who are Democrats away from doing the business of the people,” Voight said.
“This is a war against the highest nobleman who has defended our country and made us safe and great again,” he added. “Let me stand with our president. Let us all stand with our President Trump in a time of such evil words trying for impeachment.”
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— Jon Voight (@jonvoight) September 27, 2019