‘Thank you Jon, working hard!’: Trump tweets his thanks to Jon Voight, 80, after the actor declared him the ‘greatest president of this century’ and derided the ‘radical left’ in video
- Voight posted the video to his 165,000 followers backing Trump on Sunday
- Trump retweeted the clip today and wrote: ‘Thank you Jon, working hard!’
- Voight had declared Trump the ‘greatest president of this century’ in the clip
- The actor, 80, tore into the ‘radical left’ and their ‘hate…like a venom’
President Donald Trump tweeted his thanks today to Jon Voight after the actor declared Trump ‘the greatest president of this century’ and derided the ‘radical left.’
Trump wrote: ‘Thank you Jon, working hard!’
On Sunday the Oscar-winning actor posted a clip of himself speaking to a camera phone, tearing into the ‘radical left’ and their ‘hate…like a venom’.
Voight, who is activist and UN ambassador Angelina Jolie’s father, affirmed his backing for the Republicans and of Israel, as well as his hope Trump would win a second term in 2020.
Actor Jon Voight (pictured) voiced his support for a second term of a Trump presidency and derided the ‘radical left’ in an online video he posted on Twitter
He began the clip that was captioned a ‘message of peace and love’ by saying: ‘This is not peace. This is not love. This is hate among the radical left. No amount of book smart will show the given policy of what truth stands for. Truth is a powerful emotion. Love…is what we should be voting for.
‘And I must say that we – the Republican Party – have voted for renewal, for a place of safety, a community where all can have peace.
‘But this is war among the left. They have hate, it’s like a venom. No words of God, no words of love, but a radical emotion of hate.’
The star of movies such as Heat and Ali has regularly taken to Twitter to voice his outspoken conservative views.
The 80-year-old went on to declare to his 165,000 followers how Trump not only loves America, but ‘people of all nations…and also for the people of a sacred place, Israel’.
Voight added: ‘I’ve said this many times and I’m saying it again. From the deep truths of my heart and soul, President Trump is a man of truths, love and justice for the American people and also for the people of a sacred place – Israel.
‘Not only does he love our country, the United States of America, but he has a love for the people of all nations.
Jon Voight at Golden Globes at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California in January
‘Let us pray for peace, let us pray for this country that President Trump will take on four more years of his strength, devotion, knowledge of truths.
‘And all that doubt and have extreme anger toward President Trump, may they be shown differently, that President Trump is the greatest president of this century.
‘Let us take a stand for liberty and justice for all. God bless.’
Earlier this month he claimed racism ‘has been solved long ago by our forefathers for peace and love’, in a similar Twitter video message.
In May Voight, who is best known for his lead role as Joe Buck in the 1969 film Midnight Cowboy, called Trump ‘the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln’.
His more than 50-year career also includes movie roles in Deliverance, Mission: Impossible, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Zoolander, National Treasure, Anaconda and Transformers.
Voight has also featured in TV roles in Lonesome Dove and more recently 24 and Ray Donovan.