Jon Voight Endorses Donald Trump for President
"He’s a patriot, and the people are responding because they know it’s exactly what has to happen," says the Oscar-winning actor.
Jon Voight has chosen his presidential candidate.
On Wednesday, the Oscar-winning actor, also a staunch and outspoken conservative, released an exclusive statement to Breitbart, saying that he was backing Donald Trump in the 2016 election.
“He’s an answer to our problems," Voight told Breitbart. "We need to get behind him. 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, who we need to be.”
Voight called Trump "funny, playful and colorful, but most of all, he is honest."
"There are many Republicans fighting to keep him from winning the Republican nomination. You know why? Because he has no bull to sell, and everyone will discover the bull most politicians spew out is for their own causes and benefits," Voight told Breitbart. "I pray all Americans who have seen and felt the meltdown of America with the Obama years, to please fight for Donald Trump."
Voight spoke to Trump earlier in the week, Breitbart reported. He also complimented Trump in his ability to withstand "people attacking him from every side."
“It’s not right — as if Trump were the danger to our country. He’s a patriot, and the people are responding because they know it’s exactly what has to happen," Voight told Breitbart. "Somebody has got to get in there and clean it out — even take the paint off.”
Voight also shared his disappointment in former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney's recent attempt to dissuade Republicans from backing Trump.
“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 told Breitbart.
Voight endorsed Romney's 2012 presidential bid.
The Trump campaign has not yet responded to The Hollywood Reporter's request for comment.