Jon Voight Calls Out Robert De Niro and "Republican Turncoats" in Twitter Tirade

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"Donald Trump's words were not as damaging as Robert DeNiro's ugly rant," said the actor. "Trump's words did not hurt anyone."

Jon Voight took to Twitter on Saturday to show his support for Donald Trump and to condemn those who were criticizing the Republican candidate, calling former supporters "Republican turncoats." 

In a series of tweets on Saturday, the actor said that he was "ashamed" of De Niro and his "foul words" about Trump, following the controversy over Trump's lewd comments about women in a hot mic audio tape from 2005. 

"I don't know of too many men who haven't expressed some sort of similar sexual terms toward women, especially in their younger years," he said. "Donald Trump's words were not as damaging as Robert DeNiro's ugly rant. Trump's words did not hurt anyone. Can you imagine if any Republican said words like Robert DeNiro used — against Hilary Clinton or Barack Obama? All hell would break loose."

Voight was responding to a newly released video in which De Niro took aim at Trump, calling him everything from "so blatantly stupid" to a "punk," a "dog" and a "pig."

"He's a national disaster," says De Niro. "It makes me so angry that this country has gotten to this point that this fool, this bozo, has wound up where he has. He talks how he'd like to punch people in the face? Well, I'd like to punch him in the face."

Urging people to vote, De Niro's anti-Trump message was part of a political testimonial for the non-partisan #VoteYourFuture effort, but didn't make the final cut.

Voight also pointed a finger at the several Republicans who withdrew support and condemned Trump on Saturday after the audio was released, including John McCain, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Condoleezza Rice, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush and more.

See Voight's tweets below.

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