Actor Jon Voight Defends Trump Against Impeachment, Says 'This is War'

Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight has come to President Donald Trump's defense after Democrats officially opened an impeachment inquiry into the president. In a new video, the actor said: "War. This is war."

"This is a war against the highest nobleman who has defended our country, and made us safe and great again," Voight said in the video posted to Twitter on Thursday. "Let me stand with our president. Let us all stand with our President Trump in a time of such evil words trying for impeachment."

The impeachment inquiry is targeted at the allegations that the president tried to pressure the newly elected president of Ukraine to open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter in a July call between the two leaders. The conversation was revealed after a whistleblower complaint was filed.

"This is a crime that the left are trying to force," Voight said in the video. "This is a disgrace by such ignorant followers that have no truth of what truly has been brought back to our country. We have gained greatness, we have gained jobs, we have gained more than any president has promised."

Voight went on to tear into the left, calling them "destructive."

"Their codes of what is supposed to be are corrupt with lies, deceits, and anger, and we ask why?" Voight continued. "We ask how can a human being have such anger towards the greatness of our country's glory. I'll tell you why: because for so long their anger has been growing, and with such deep pain, with no open heart, of loving and seeing the truth."

Voight went on to say Trump had delivered on the promises he made during the 2016 campaign, but that the "radical left...destroy" the work Trump has done since being elected.

"They want civilization to be run like a corrupt ring," Voight went on, referring to the left. "I say stand now with Trump, let truth prevail, and may God show all the truth. That we are truly a nation stronger because of our president. The left are afraid, for their power is lessening with every deal that is accomplished by Donald Trump. In the name of God and his power for this nation, let us stay strong, and without such evil among us. God bless."

This is war

— Jon Voight (@jonvoight) September 27, 2019

Voight, best known for his performances in films like Midnight Cowboy, Deliverance and Coming Home—for which he won the 1978 Best Actor Oscar—has been a vocal supporter of Trump since he announced his intention to run in 2015. He called Trump "the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln" in May.

Voight's politics are at odds with that of his Oscar-winning daughter, Angelina Jolie. In 2017, after Trump's travel ban went into effect, Jolie wrote in the New York Times that immigration and border policy in the U.S. should "be based on facts, not fear."

"It is simply not true that our borders are overrun or that refugees are admitted to the United States without close scrutiny," Jolie wrote, addressing Trump's frequent statements about the border.

The impeachment inquiry into the president's actions went into overdrive Friday, with top Democrats saying hearings could commence as early as next week.

"You don't sit back and contemplate the future when you are in the middle of it," Representative Mike Quigley, Democrat of Illinois and a member of the Intelligence Committee, told the New York Times on Friday.

Actor Jon Voight Defends Trump Against Impeachment, “War. This Is War”
Actor Jon Voight before addresses the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham September 9, 2016 in Washington, DC. Hosted by the Family Research Council, the summit is an annual gathering of social and political conservatives. During the summit's 2015 presidential straw poll, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump placed fifth with only 5% of the vote. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images