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LOS ANGELES – Jon Voight, an outspoken supporter of the Republican party for years, says President Obama is taking the country further and further left.
“I have really big difficulties with what it going on, and it is not like I am in the dark… I can see the decisions he has made since he’s been President,” Voight told FOX411 at last week’s Hollywood Reporter Emmy party in West Hollywood. “I said at one point, he is following his father’s footsteps to bring us to socialism and that’s what he is doing. There are no secrets.”
During last year’s GOP convention, the actor also expressed fears regarding Obama and his father’s alleged Marxist ties.
"Well, his father was a Marxist — of course he was influenced by it,” Voight told Reveal Politics. “His mother, who led him towards his father’s Marxism – yes. His mentor was a fellow by the name of Frank Marshall Davis, he was a communist. And, of course, his alliances from that time on."
Voight, the father of Angelina Jolie, built a lucrative Hollywood career as a film star, with credits such as “Midnight Cowboy” and “The Rainmaker” under his belt. But these days the actor, like so many former film stars, has been lured to cable, as part of the new "golden age" of television, to play the character Mickey Donovan on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan.”
“I used to feel that way (about television) but now I don’t,” he said. “The show is pretty edgy, it is daring and funny. It’s a crazy character and I love crazy characters. He’s a big mess.”
Danielle Jones-Wesley contributed to this report.