Actor Jon Voight slammed critics of President Trump, maintaining that Trump is “not a racist” because racism was “solved long ago by our forefathers.”
“My fellow Americans, too many are angered at the words of racism,” Voight said in a video he tweeted over the weekend, captioned “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,” the actor continued in the video.
“It seems that the angered left and angered minorities want to hold President Trump accountable for past lives,” Voight said. “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 80-year-old actor called on Americans to “vote for this country’s safety,” adding, “May all the angered left find truth, what truth stands for.”
“We must understand that this is a nation of liberty, and this president is honoring all. He is not a racist but a man who loves his country and has every intention to make this land great again,” he said.
Jon Voight’s message for America. pic.twitter.com/xCTOpLPDA4
— Jon Voight (@jonvoight) August 4, 2019
Voight, who is the father of actress Angelina Jolie, also referenced the Holocaust in the brief clip.
“Let me talk about old wounds, the Holocaust. That, my friends, are wounds that live among the Jewish and non-Jewish that lost lives,” the actor said. “But this is not about color, race, religion. This is the United States of America, a nation built on trust and liberty.”
Earlier this year, Voight praised Trump as “the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.”