Monday, 25 November 2019

Jon Voight: Democratic Party 'doesn't represent America anymore'

Jon Voight says the Democratic Party has changed so much that it "doesn't represent America anymore."

"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," the "Deliverance" actor said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Wednesday.

"This is not the Democratic party of John Kennedy, who I was in support of," Voight, one of the few and most prominent entertainers in Hollywood to publicly support President Trump, said.

"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," the 80-year-old performer said during the premiere in Los Angeles of daughter Angelina Jolie's new movie, "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil."

"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 said.

The Academy Award winner railed against what he described as the left in Hollywood who "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 continued.

Voight - who once called Trump the "greatest president of this century" - predicted that the commander in chief would win his 2020 reelection bid.

"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," Voight said.

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