Jon Voight is defending Donald Trump’s sexual assault comments by responding to Robert DeNiro’s viral takedown of the Republican nominee for president. To put it simply—he isn’t a fan.
Voight, who you probably know from Midnight Cowboy, Runaway Train, and Deliverance, is a hardcore Republican supporter and on Saturday, he said he was ashamed of DeNiro’s previously unused clip in #VoteYourFuture.
“I am so ashamed of my fellow actor Bobby DeNiro's rant against Donald Trump. What foul words he used against a presidential nominee,” he began, “who has worked harder [than] any other man I know in the past year and a half to get a good message to the American people.”
He continued by saying that he doesn’t “know of too many men who haven't expressed some sort of similar sexual terms toward women, especially in their younger years.”
“Donald Trump's words were not as damaging as Robert DeNiro's ugly rant. Trump's words did not hurt anyone. Can you imagine… if any Republican said words like Robert DeNiro used - against [Hillary] Clinton or Barack Obama? All hell would break loose.”
Voight is one of the lone voices to defend Trump in the damaging controversy, as his wife Melania, Republican Senator John McCaine, and many other Republicans condemned Trump for his sexually lewd comments picked up by an Access Hollywood hot mic in 2005.
Still, the actor kept at it.
“I am calling for all Trump supporters to express their outrage and anger against DeNiro and all of the Republican turncoats,” he tweeted, “against Trump. Let Donald Trump know we are completely behind him, and may God give him the strength to continue his calling.”