Jon Voight Endorses Trump: ‘He’s a Patriot’
Actor Jon Voight officially endorsed Donald Trump on Tuesday, calling him a “patriot.”
“He’s got people attacking him from every side,” he said, according to Breitbart. “It’s not right — as if Trump were a danger to our country.
“He’s a patriot, and the people are responding because they know it’s exactly what has to happen,” Voight continued. “Somebody has got to get in there and clean it out — even take the paint off.
“There are a ton of lies, propaganda and slander, and it is very disturbing. And the American people are saying, ‘Hey, this is nonsense.’ They are on his side now. And they’re right to be.”
The Hill reports:
Voight, who has regularly backed GOP candidates in recent presidential election cycles, argued that Trump presents the GOP a chance of resolving voter exasperation with years of legislative gridlock.
“He’s an answer to our problems, [and] we need to get behind him,” he said. “The Republicans need to unite behind this man.
“We need somebody to go in and reconstruct us in a sort of way, get us back to where we were [and] who we need to be,” Voight added.
“[Americans] see his quality, and they feel the frustration of having put people in the Senate, and put into the Congress, whom they expected to be able to stand up to this [President] Obama onslaught against our Constitution, depleting our country in so many ways, in almost every area.”
Voight added that he disliked 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s harsh criticism of Trump launched last week. Voight endorsed Romney in the 2012 election.
“We felt so great about his family, we put [Romney’s] picture on our refrigerators and so on, and now he turns around and does this, which is so way out of line,” he said of the former Republican governor of Massachusetts.
“We need a guy who has the guts to stand up and just say what has to be said … [Americans] see this playing out in front of them, and that’s it.”
Romney has recently become one of Trump’s most vocal detractors, arguing he lacks the political consistency and temperament necessary for the presidency.
Trump has countered that Romney failed conservatives by unsuccessfully challenging Obama during the 2012 presidential election.
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