Actor Jon Voight has thrown his support behind GOP presidential contender, real estate mogul, and billionaire Donald Trump.
In an interview the 77-year-old actor did with Breitbart News, he said how disappointed he was in what Mitt Romney had done in trying to encourage voters to vote “strategically” against Donald Trump. “We felt so great about his family, we put [Romney’s] picture on our refrigerators and so on, and now he turns around and does this, which is so way out of line,” he said.
Voight voiced frustration at the “lies, propaganda, and slander” being thrown at Donald Trump from the media and political insiders. “The American people are saying, ‘Hey, this is nonsense.’… They are on his side now. And they’re right to be.”
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Here’s his full statement issued to Breitbart News:
It is true that we Americans have been part of Donald Trump’s life for many years. We were part of his weddings. We were there to see all his children’s births. We were part of his great shows: Miss Universe, The Apprentice — and all know, without a doubt, his life has been an open book.
I, Jon Voight, can say, without hesitation, that Donald is funny, playful, and colorful, but most of all, he is honest. When he decided to run for president, I know he did it with a true conviction to bring this country back to prosperity. He is the only one who can do it. No frills, no fuss, only candid truths.
There are many Republicans fighting to keep him from winning the Republican nomination. You know why? Because he has no bull to sell, and everyone will discover the bull most politicians spew out is for their own causes and benefits. They never dreamed they would be losing control.
I am very disappointed at the talk show hosts, also spewing out lies and propaganda against Donald. Why, I wonder? The only thing I can think of is he represents a form of freedom none of them ever saw before, and they are bewildered about it, and frightened about it.
I pray all Americans who have seen and felt the meltdown of America with the Obama years, to please fight for Donald Trump. He will not let us down. I pray for all good people to see clearly what faces us now. The right vote will save our nation.
Voight said of Trump: “He’s a patriot, and the people are responding because they know it’s exactly what has to happen. Somebody has got to get in there and clean it out – even take the paint off.”
Jon Voight – also the father of actress Angelina Jolie – had liberal views in his early life and was an anti-war activist during the Vietnam War era. But in 2008, he wrote that he regretted his youthful opinions as they were shaped by “Marxist propaganda.”