- The Washington Times - Friday, October 14, 2016

Jon Voight released a pro-Donald Trump video on Thursday warning Americans what a Hillary Clinton presidency would do to the economy, the Constitution and the country’s stability.

In his video titled, “Plea to Save America,” the 77-year-old actor said the 2016 presidential election “will be the most important” in American history.

“We were once a country of freedom, and now we’re becoming a country of tyranny,” Mr. Voight said. “We are witness to our own people burning down and looting our cities. Ferguson, Missouri, Milwaukee, Orlando, Florida, Baltimore. We are all witness to our own people killing our policemen. Islamic terrorists have killed thousands of people all over our country, and Hillary and Obama want to be politically correct and pretend all the killings are not happening.”

Over the weekend, Mr. Voight sparred with fellow actor Robert De Niro after Mr. De Niro released an angry video calling Donald Trump a “pig” and saying he wanted to “punch” the Republican presidential nominee “in the face.” Mr. Voight, an outspoken supporter of Mr. Trump, responded in a series of tweets calling Mr. De Niro’s video an “ugly rant” and called on Trump supporters to “express their outrage and anger against” the actor.

At an appearance in Dubai on Sunday, Mr. De Niro said Mr. Voight is “a nice guy, but he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.”

Mr. Voight went after Mr. De Niro again in his video.

“Robert De Niro is a millionaire, as are so many of our Hollywood stars who are voting for Hillary, and who have absolutely no tolerance for anyone with a different opinion, forgetting that that is what our country is founded on: freedom of choice,” he said. “But they will not be affected by Hillary’s open borders. Only our poor and middle class will suffer.

“Thousands of refugees will flood our nation, and no one will know the good guys from the bad guys. It will kill our economy, which is at an all-time low now under the years of Obama’s presidency. And Hillary boasts of how proud she will be to continue Obama’s legacy,” he said.

“With Hillary as president, we will lose our Second Amendment with our right to bear arms. Freedom of religion will be attacked, and Hillary will try to stop all conservative voices on TV and radio,” Mr. Voight said. “Our highest courts will become socialist, and she will restrict what America was founded on, our freedom to become a small business owner and pursue our own personal dreams.

“The pendulum of freedom is not balanced,” he said. “May God protect the real truth, and may Donald Trump win this presidency. He will save our America, and he will certainly make it great again.”

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