By Tyler McCarthy
Published October 09, 2019
The 80-year-old actor, who has previously made it clear that he’s a Trump-supporting Republican, gave an interview to The Hollywood Reporter at the premiere of daughter Angelina Jolie’s film, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.” He not only sounded off on his support for the president but noted that the Democrats have lost their way in modern politics.
“I’m a big supporter of our president, and I feel that what has happened with the Democratic party is something that I’d never thought I’d see happen. This is not the Democratic party of John Kennedy, who I was in support of,” Voight told the outlet. “They had many heroes in the Democratic party. They have no heroes today. There’s a lot of slander and name-calling and lying that’s going on and passing itself off as news. This is my opinion. That’s where I stand and I don’t like it. Somebody has to stand up and say that and punch back at that nonsense. This is not America. The Democratic Party doesn’t represent America anymore.”
Voight previously defended Trump against impeachment, declaring Democratic lawmakers a "disgrace." He echoed those sentiments at the “Maleficent” premiere.
“Donald Trump is going to win the presidency once again and this is going to be proven to be nonsense just as the two years with [the Mueller Report] and millions of dollars wasted and has taken those people in the House who are Democrats away from doing the business of the people,” he opined.
The Oscar-winner also discussed actors Eric McCormack and Debra Messing recently calling upon The Hollywood Reporter to publish a list of Hollywood Trump donors for the purpose of blacklisting them in show business.
“Donald Trump is going to win the presidency once again"
“The left was so concerned about the Hollywood Ten during the ‘50s but they are not at all concerned with the blacklist today and people losing jobs,” he said. “They are very outspoken about it and they attack anybody who is for Trump or who is for the Republican Party. The Democratic Party has been undermined and overtaken, and I wish it could recoup itself and that there could be people who would stand up for the Democratic Party that we have known and we have counted on and there are not anybody in that group who is standing up and protecting it. They are falling in.”
Voight previously praised Trump back in May, calling him "the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln."
The star is best known for his lead role as Joe Buck in the 1969 film "Midnight Cowboy." His decades-long career includes movie roles in "Deliverance," "Mission: Impossible," "Anaconda," "Zoolander" and "Transformers," as well as television roles in "24" and "Ray Donovan."