Jon Voight: What does Angelina Jolie think of her father's political views?

Voight recently posted ‘disturbing’ video comparing Joe Biden to ‘Satan’

Jacob Stolworthy
Friday 13 November 2020 10:29
Jon Voight shares video promoting pro-Trump conspiracy theories about election result

Jon Voight made headlines this week after posting a “disturbing” video supporting pro-Donald Trump conspiracy theories.

In the two-minute clip, he called Trump’s legal battle against the election results the “greatest fight since the Civil War”.

Voight – an outspoken Republican and Trump supporter – railed against “evil” Democrats, saying he was “disgusted with this lie” that Joe Biden had won.  

The 81-year-old went on to compare the President-elect to “Satan”.

The video, which is labelled by Twitter as “disputed”, has been watched over 2.9 million times, with many people wondering what Voight's daughter, Angelina Jolie, must think about her father's status as vociferous Trump fan.

Jolie has famously had quite a fractious relationship with her father, and even petitioned the court to have the name “Voight” legally removed so that her middle name – Jolie – would become her surname.

In 2004, she told Premiere: “My father and I don't speak. I don't hold any anger toward him. I don't believe that somebody's family becomes their blood. Because my son's adopted, and families are earned. When I had the final argument/disappointment with my father—we've had many off and on—I had thought we were breaking ground, and I realised we simply weren't.”

It wasn't until Jolie's mother Marcheline Bertrand died of ovarian cancer in 2007 that the pair reconciled. 

Angelina Jolie said she chooses to speak to her father about ‘art’ over ‘politics’

The actor herself told The Hollywood Reporter in 2017 that she now has a good relationship with her father, stating they “have gotten to know each other – through grandchildren now”.

While Jolie has never directly addressed her father's political views, she did suggest in the same interview that she avoids the subject when she’s with him, and instead focuses on their profession.

Jolie, who is a humanitarian activist, has never come forward with her political leanings, but her comments on the subject imply that she leans towards the Democrats.

“We're finding a new relationship,” she said. “We've had some difficulties, [but] through art we've been able to talk. It's the common language. We don't really talk politics well. We talk art very well.”

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