- The Washington Times - Saturday, May 25, 2019

Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight has once again declared his support for President Trump in no uncertain terms, announcing his allegiance in a pair of videos posted to Twitter late Friday night.

“People of the Republican Party, I know you will agree with me when I say our president has our utmost respect and our love. This job is not easy, for he’s battling the left and their absurd words of destruction. I’ve said this once and I’ll say this again. That our nation has been built on the solid ground from our forefathers, and there is a moral code of duty that has been passed on from President Lincoln.” Mr. Voight advises in one video.

By Saturday, Mr. Voight was leading the national trends on Twitter, his words covered by major news organizations ranging from The Hill newspaper to The Hollywood Reporter.

“I’m here today to tell you the truth, and I’m here to tell you, my fellow Americans, our country is stronger, safer and with more jobs because our president has made his every move correct,” he said in his message.

“Don’t be fooled by the political left, because we are the people of this nation that is witnessing triumph. So let us stand with our president, let us stand up for this truth: President Trump is the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln. God bless America. And may God continue to guide this nation. Much love,” the veteran actor later concluded.

Mr. Voight has been open about his support for conservative and Republican causes since 2009, when he began penning op-eds and open letters about his beliefs — a rarity in liberal Hollywood. Videos and public appearances followed.

Earlier this year, the president appointed him to serve on the board of trustees for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, along with former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.

• Jennifer Harper can be reached at jharper@washingtontimes.com.

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