Jon Voight says ‘evil’ Trump impeachment efforts are a ‘war against the highest nobleman’

Actor previously claimed Trump shouldn’t be held accountable for racism as it was ‘solved’ long ago

Adam White
Sunday 29 September 2019 13:57 BST
Jon Voight says Trump impeachment efforts are a 'war against the highest nobleman'

Jon Voight has said that efforts to impeach Donald Trump are a “war against the highest nobleman” spearheaded by the “evil” and “radical left”.

In a video message posted to his Twitter, the Baby Geniuses 2: Superbabies actor said that Trump is a man who has “defended our country and has made us safe and great again,” and that Americans should “stand with our president in time of such evil words trying for impeachment.”

“This is a crime that the left are trying to force,” he explains. “This is a disgrace by such ignorant followers that have no truth of what truly has been brought back to our country.”

He continues, “This radical left are destructive. Their codes of what is supposed to be are corrupt with lies, deceits, and anger, and we ask why? We ask, ‘How can a human being have such anger towards the greatness of our country’s glory?’ I’ll tell you why: because for so long their anger has been growing, and with such deep pain, with no open heart, of loving and seeing the truth.

“The truth of what truly matters is the productivity of what was promised and what we, the American people of the United States, were promised and have received. And what does the radical left do for such greatness? They want to destroy, they want civilisation to be run like a corrupt ring. I say stand now with Trump, let truth prevail, and may God show all the truth that we are truly a nation stronger because of our president.”

Voight, who currently stars in the series Ray Donovan and is the father of actor Angelina Jolie, has been one of Hollywood’s most vocal conservatives in the past decade, after renouncing the liberal political stances and activism of his early adulthood.

In August, in a similar Twitter video message, Voight said that racism had “been solved long ago by our forefathers” and that “the angered left and angered minorities want to hold President Trump accountable for past lives.”

He additionally claimed in 2017 that Trump’s election had meant that “God answered all our prayers”.

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