Actor Jon Voight: ‘Trump Is the Greatest President Since Abraham Lincoln’

Actor Jon Voight: ‘Trump Is the Greatest President Since Abraham Lincoln’
Jon Voight attends the 'Ray Donovan' Season 6 Premiere during the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival at Spring Studios in New York City on Sept. 23, 2018. (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Janita Kan

Actor Jon Voight took to Twitter on May 24 to express his support for President Donald Trump, calling him the “greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.”

Speaking directly to Republicans, the Academy Award-winning actor began by saying “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,” Voight said.

Voight, who is one of the few conservatives in Hollywood, told his followers that he wanted to “acknowledge the truth” that Trump’s actions and policies have made the nation “stronger, safer, and with more jobs.”

He continued, “Don’t be fooled by the political left because we are the people of this nation that is witnessing triumph.”

“So let us stand with our president, let us stand up for this truth that President Trump is the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln. God bless America,” he added.

This is not the first time Voight has shown support for the president and other supporters of Trump. In another message to the American people, Voight sent his support for Fox News host Laura Ingraham, a conservative talk show host, who the actor says should be cherished as she believes in the “truth.”

“They’re wonderful people who we need very much at this time when our president is being attacked with lies and slanders from the media,” he said in that video in April.

Voight is best known for his roles in the 1969 movie Midnight Cowboy and 1978 movie Coming Home. He has also played roles in a wide range of genres including Mission: Impossible, Zoolander, Enemy of the State, and Deliverance. More recently, he played Justice Warren E. Burger in the film “Roe v. Wade,“ which tells of the story about the untold conspiracy surrounding the most famous case affecting the lives of the unborn.
Other conservative celebrities who have expressed support for the president include Dennis Rodman who wrote on Twitter, “@realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years. We don’t need another politician, we need a businessman like Mr. Trump!” In 2015, Scott Baio, speaking at a 2016 Republican National Convention, hit back at Hollywood’s bias toward Trump.
At the time, Baio said, “I don’t give a [omitted] about Hollywood liberals. They’re gonna hate the guy no matter what. If he cured cancer, they’d be on him for putting oncologists out of business,” reported Fox News.

He also said, “We know who Trump is, and we don’t believe the propaganda, and I don’t think most of the country does, either. The media is almost irrelevant. It’s predictable and boring. I want the man to get his agenda through, and everything else is a sideshow.”

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