Jon Voight Says Trump Can’t Be a Racist, Says Racism Was ‘Solved Long Ago’
Actor Jon Voight claimed that racism was “solved long ago” as he tore into critics of his beloved Donald Trump.
In a video message posted to Twitter, the 80-year-old defended the president, who he says isn’t “a racist, but a man who loves his country.”
“My fellow Americans, too many are angered at the words of racism,” Voight said Sunday in a video titled “Jon Voight’s Message for America.”
“This has been a big issue for the black community since the Civil War, but this has been solved long ago by our forefathers for peace and love,” he said.
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The “Midnight Cowboy” star went on to say, “It seems that the angered left and angered minorities want to hold President Trump accountable for past lives. You see, we have been gifted with truth and, as I see it, anger is among the old chains that were binding to the people of slavery, old wounds that still seem fresh.”
The ardent Trump supporter then invoked the Holocaust.
“Let me talk about old wounds: the Holocaust. That, my friends, are wounds that live among the Jewish and non-Jewish that lost lives,” he said. “But this is not about color, race, religion. This is the United States of America, a nation built on trust and liberty.”
Voight’s comments come on the heels of back-to-back mass shootings over the weekend, which the president called incidents of “domestic terrorism.” In the wake of the killings, some have criticized Trump’s incendiary language about immigrants.
The suspected gunman who slaughtered 22 people in El Paso, Texas, is believed to have posted an anti-immigrant manifesto on the website 8chan, authorities said.
Jon Voight’s message for America. pic.twitter.com/xCTOpLPDA4
— Jon Voight (@jonvoight) August 4, 2019