Is Jon Voight A Donald Trump Supporter? He's Never Been Shy About Showing Where His Loyalty Lies
On Friday, the list of individuals performing at President-Elect Donald Trump's pre-inauguration concert being held in Washington D.C. on Jan. 19. was revealed. Country singers Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood, singer Jennifer Holliday, and band 3 Doors Down are all slated to perform. (Update: Holliday's rep told The Wrap that she has not yet officially agreed to perform.) Another famous face is also attending and that is actor Jon Voight. So, is Jon Voight a Donald Trump supporter? He certainly hasn't been shy about showing where his loyalty lies when it comes to politics and the 2016 presidential election.
First and foremost, Voight narrated the biographical video of Trump used at the 2016 Republican National Convention. That definitely showed others who Voight would be voting for. In March 2016, the Oscar-winning actor released a statement to Breitbart News endorsing Trump for president and had all kinds of positive things to say about the now future leader of the nation.
The statement is a lengthy one, but based on the above, it's clear that Voight wholeheartedly supports Trump. He even concluded the statement as follows:
Voight also contributed to the conversation after the 2005 video of Trump talking to Billy Bush about the idea of grabbing women "by the p*ssy," came to light in October 2016. After Robert De Niro said he'd "like to punch [Trump] in the face" in response, Voight took to Twitter and heavily defended Trump. He wrote,
I am so ashamed of my fellow actor Bobby DeNiro's rant against Donald Trump. What foul words he used against a presidential nominee. cont'd— Jon Voight (@jonvoight) October 8, 2016
who has worked harder then any other man I know in the past year and a half to get a good message to the American people. cont'd..— Jon Voight (@jonvoight) October 8, 2016
After Trump won the election, the Ray Donovan star spoke to The Hollywood Reporter in November 2016 and expressed his excitement over the win. "I was deeply pleased by the election," he said. "To those people who are heartsick, I felt the same way when Mitt Romney lost. Just calm down, let not your heart be troubled, this man is going to be a wonderful president."
Not only did he also tell THR that Trump "hires more women than almost anybody else in his business and puts them in leadership positions, not just because they're women but because they're the most qualified for the job," but that everyone should relax, because the next four years are going to be great now that Trump is in power. "Take it easy," he said. "I feel for you because I've been there, too. But we're gonna work through this because we're all Americans, and it's gonna be a good time, these next four years."
There's no denying that Voight has Trump's back, so it's not surprising that he's attending the inauguration.