A little over two years ago, actor and comedian Tim Allen compared being a conservative in Hollywood to living in 1930’s Germany as someone of Jewish descent.
Allen said after admitting he attended Donald Trump’s inauguration, “You’ve gotta be real careful around here. You get beat up if don’t believe what everybody believes. This is like ’30s Germany. I don’t know what happened. If you’re not part of the group, ‘You know what we believe is right,’ I go, ‘Well, I might have a problem with that.’ I’m a comedian, I like going on both sides.”
Legendary actor Jon Voight is also a conservative like Tim Allen and he’s about to be the very first recipient of a prestigious award from President Trump.
Jon Voight is one of the most celebrated actors of all time. The acclaimed actor has given us some iconic performances like in “Midnight Cowboy” opposite Dustin Hoffman, “Runaway Train,” “Ali” and “Coming Home,” all of which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor and the latter he won the Oscar for.
And who can forget about his performance in the current ongoing series “Ray Donovan,” which he has won an Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.
Voight has been a staunch supporter of President Trump and has even said recently that he’s the best president America has had since Abraham Lincoln.
Now, Voight will become the first recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts since President Trump took office, which will take place on Thursday.
The White House said Voight will receive the accolade “for his exceptional capacity as an actor to portray deeply complex characters.”
A statement by the White House added, “Captivating audiences, he has given us insights into the richness of the human mind and heart.”
The other recipients will be Bluegrass artists Alison Krauss, Sharon Percy Rockefeller and The Musicians of the United States Military. Meanwhile, those receiving the National Humanities Medal this year will be The Claremont Institute, Teresa Lozano Long, Patrick O’Connell and James Patterson.
The 80-year-old actor has criticized Democrats and the media for vilifying Trump in recent years.
Voight took to Twitter recently to call them out saying, “This is not peace. This is not love. This is hate among the radical left. No amount of book smart will show the given policy of what truth stands for. Truth is a powerful emotion. Love … is what we should be voting for. And I must say that we — the Republican Party — have voted for renewal, for a place of safety, a community where all can have peace. But this is war among the left. They have hate. It’s like a venom. No words of God, no words of love, but a radical emotion of hate.”
Where in that statement is he wrong? Liberals spread vitriol about the Trump administration and the Republican Party, constantly calling each group racists and bigots on a consistent basis.
“Venom” is the correct word to use here of liberals and Democrats.
Voight added of the President, “Our country is stronger, safer and with more jobs because our president has made his every move correct. Don’t be fooled by the political left because we are the people of this nation that is witnessing triumph.”
Again, where are the lies? This a well-deserved honor going to Voight.