After a highly controversial phone call leaked with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Trump was accused of pressuring the Eastern European leader into helping him investigate 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, while at the same time withholding millions in military aid to Ukraine.
In response to this, Voight, 80, posted a video to Twitter sharing his support to the President. The two-minute, 14 second rant quickly went viral on the social media platform.
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This is war pic.twitter.com/NbHIzbyr4O
— Jon Voight (@jonvoight) September 27, 2019
He called the situation, “a war against the highest noble man, who has defended our country and made us safe and great again.”
The Deliverance star has proved himself to be a longtime supporter of Trump’s in the last couple of years.
Variety caught up with the actor on Monday evening asking about his decision to share the controversial video. In response, Voight began: “Somebody’s got to protect the truth, so I stood up and said what I had to say.”
— Variety (@Variety) October 1, 2019
When asked if he thinks he’ll continue to support Trump in the current situation, Voight replied, “I’m all for Donald Trump and I’ve said many things about that, and I will continue to support him.”
“I feel that the democrats are trying to find ways to take down this president. I think it’s a crime — period,” he added.
Voight continued: “I think that they can’t accept the election results with Hillary losing; they can’t accept it. They’re fighting to take down the duly elected President of the United States.”
On what evidence it would take to get him to believe that Trump was attempting collusion with Zelenskiy, Voight ignored the question and claimed that he had read the White House’s entire transcript of the phone call — which was released last Wednesday.
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“I looked into it a little bit,” he said, “and most of the people who have talked about it, have not .”
“Even people like Nancy Pelosi,” he claimed. “You think she would read the transcript, but she did not. She announced that she didn’t read the transcript and then went on to talk about impeachment.”
Voight concluded: “There’s a lot going on that’s wrong, and it’s got to be corrected. I’m hopeful, in my lifetime, that I’ll see a correction.”
In response to Variety’s interview and his prior video rant, Voight received an abundance of mixed responses — some supporting his thoughts and Trump’s actions, and others protesting them.
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