WATCH: Jon Voight releases video “to my fellow Americans” calling Trump the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln

Jon Voight released a short video last night, addressed “to my fellow Americans”, calling on the American people to support President Trump who he says is the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.

Watch below:



I know Jon Voight isn’t a young man but regardless of what you think about his message, the fact that he’s supporting Trump in Hollywood is a testament to his courage. And not only does he just support Trump, he goes all in on Trump! I’m surprised he isn’t wearing a MAGA hat in the video.

Personally I do like much of what Trump has accomplished. He’s a far better president than many ever thought he would be and he doesn’t take crap from the media. That said, I have plenty of issues with him too that go farther than his immature insults on Twitter aimed at people he’s hired and fired. One example is his lack of leadership in uprooting Obamacare when Republicans controlled both houses of Congress. Another is the trillions he wants to spend on infrastructure with Democrats.

But after two years as President I feel he has improved and gotten the White House in far better order than it was when he first started. There is clearly a learning curve to being president.

He’s also suffered much hostility in the way of attacks on him by Democrats and the media who are hell bent on trying to destroy both his presidency and his chances for reelection in 2020. So I have a lot of empathy for what he’s been through as well.

In the end I most certainly wouldn’t call him the greatest president since Lincoln. But I do give him credit for being a good president and one I could easily vote for in 2020.

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  1. Well, Voight once compared George Bush to Lincoln as well:

    Hugh Hewitt: Now let’s turn to Bush. You said some nice things about Bush and the Vice President in Radar (a trashy celebrity gossip website). You said, “The attack on George W. Bush I find to be reprehensible. We have all sorts of checks and balances that are afforded us by our Constitution. We have a lot of hard-working people in the government. Once it gets to be partisan, it takes the energy in another direction.”

    Jon Voight: Well, you know, who knows? At this time, when you ask me a question like that, I’m reminded that I’m an actor. This is not my strong suit, but I would say in my little humble view, I think he will have a high place. I believe In twenty years, Bush’s reputation will be up there with Lincoln’s.*

    HH: Did you vote for Bush?

    JV: I did not.

    HH: You voted for Kerry?

    JV: Oh, this last election (November 2004), I voted for Kerry, yes.

    HH: Okay, but you voted for Gore?

    JV: Yeah, I voted for Gore.

    https://www.hughhewitt.com/voight-on-bush-and-cheney/

    *Yeah. Not so much, Jon.

  2. Well, Voight once compared George Bush to Lincoln as well:

    Hugh Hewitt: Now let’s turn to Bush. You said some nice things about Bush and the Vice President in Radar (a trashy celebrity gossip website). You said, “The attack on George W. Bush I find to be reprehensible. We have all sorts of checks and balances that are afforded us by our Constitution. We have a lot of hard-working people in the government. Once it gets to be partisan, it takes the energy in another direction.”

    Jon Voight: Well, you know, who knows? At this time, when you ask me a question like that, I’m reminded that I’m an actor. This is not my strong suit, but I would say in my little humble view, I think he will have a high place. I believe In twenty years, Bush’s reputation will be up there with Lincoln’s.*

    HH: Did you vote for Bush?

    JV: I did not.

    HH: You voted for Kerry?

    JV: Oh, this last election (November 2004), I voted for Kerry, yes.

    HH: Okay, but you voted for Gore?

    JV: Yeah, I voted for Gore.

    https://www.hughhewitt.com/voight-on-bush-and-cheney/

    *Yeah. Not so much, Jon.

  3. I love Trump! For the first time we have a president who is not sullied by being a politician. Learning curve? Always. But this man is doing better than any president since Reagan, in my humble opinion.
    The left is wasting valuable time looking for something to bring him down.

  4. I ran into a guy yesterday with a black MAGA hat with big, white letters. When I asked him if anyone gave him problems about it, he turned around and showed me the back of his leather vest, which had motorcycle gang style patches on it saying Trump 2020, etc. I talked to him for a bit, but when he tried to convince that he’s better than Reagan, I said, “Have a nice day!” and went about my business. There’s no having a rational discussion with true believers of any stripe.

  5. I like John Voight, he’s a good actor and has played some juicy roles over the years. I just hope for his sake that he has banked and/or invested his money well, because there will be scant work for people like him in Hollyweird. I’ve heard rumors over the years that there are a number of closeted conservatives in the industry, but that they have to hide it to keep their careers alive. Voight is just more outspoken than most, good for him.

    1. @bill-in-tennessee I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that Voight won’t miss any meals.

  6. Think about what this president could have accomplished if he had had the support of his own party in Congress, if he had had a honeymoon period like every president before him was accorded, if the news coverage about him wasn’t 95% negative, if the deep state wasn’t working against him on a full time basis, if he wasn’t constantly being called a racist or a Nazi, if the media didn’t just outright lie about many of the things they report, such as Charlottesville, if his wife wasn’t mocked, and his kids threatened with prison.

    You can say I wish he didn’t say this or didn’t tweet that and he’s not all that great, but in light of the winds that have come against him since before he was even elected, I will say he has to be one of the greatest presidents of all time.

    GWB never responded to anything they said about him, and look where that got him. President Trump makes me laugh in spite of it all. Keep up the good work, Mr. President.

  7. I love Trump! For the first time we have a president who is not sullied by being a politician. Learning curve? Always. But this man is doing better than any president since Reagan, in my humble opinion.
    The left is wasting valuable time looking for something to bring him down.

  8. I ran into a guy yesterday with a black MAGA hat with big, white letters. When I asked him if anyone gave him problems about it, he turned around and showed me the back of his leather vest, which had motorcycle gang style patches on it saying Trump 2020, etc. I talked to him for a bit, but when he tried to convince that he’s better than Reagan, I said, “Have a nice day!” and went about my business. There’s no having a rational discussion with true believers of any stripe.

  9. I like John Voight, he’s a good actor and has played some juicy roles over the years. I just hope for his sake that he has banked and/or invested his money well, because there will be scant work for people like him in Hollyweird. I’ve heard rumors over the years that there are a number of closeted conservatives in the industry, but that they have to hide it to keep their careers alive. Voight is just more outspoken than most, good for him.

    1. @bill-in-tennessee I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that Voight won’t miss any meals.

  10. Think about what this president could have accomplished if he had had the support of his own party in Congress, if he had had a honeymoon period like every president before him was accorded, if the news coverage about him wasn’t 95% negative, if the deep state wasn’t working against him on a full time basis, if he wasn’t constantly being called a racist or a Nazi, if the media didn’t just outright lie about many of the things they report, such as Charlottesville, if his wife wasn’t mocked, and his kids threatened with prison.

    You can say I wish he didn’t say this or didn’t tweet that and he’s not all that great, but in light of the winds that have come against him since before he was even elected, I will say he has to be one of the greatest presidents of all time.

    GWB never responded to anything they said about him, and look where that got him. President Trump makes me laugh in spite of it all. Keep up the good work, Mr. President.

  11. Trump may be better than every Democrat President, but he’s not worthy to wash Ronald Reagan’s jockstrap.

  12. Thank God for the Trump Miracle, and Thank God for actual pro-American actors like John Voight, who have to exist in Democrat Communist Hollywood LaLaLand.

    Pres Trump, like Republican President Abraham Lincoln-The Great Emancipator who saved our Republic from Confederate Slavery Democrats, Freed the Slaves, President Trump is literally saving our Nation from the very same radical Confederate Slavery Jim Crow KKK Democrats who are trying to destroy, tear down, burn to the ground our Constitutional Republic, again.

    D’Souza’s ‘Death of a Nation’ Uncorks Surprising History of the Democrat Left
    https://www.newsmax.com/michaelclark/dinesh-dsouza-death-of-a-nation-trump-movie/2018/08/01/id/874978/
    quote
    The similarities between Democrats violent rejection of the election of Republican Pres Abraham Lincoln, and Republican Pres Trump today is historically symmetric and stark.

    America hating, Trump Lincoln Republican hating Democrats will fail and will again be utterly defeated in the end !!

    1. Was just going to say Coolidge. Trump could learn some fiscal policy from Silent Cal among other things.

  13. Both Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush were historically significant figures. The degree of challenge facing Reagan was particularly great at the time he was sworn into office. No recent President approaches either man’s achievements.

  14. Again I say “Trump the Magnificent”. Bravo Jon, Bravo. I concur with your comments.

  15. Hollywood loves nothing more than the lone brave soul who stands up to the establishment, no matter the consequences, and speaks from the heart. We know this because they make movies with this theme all the time, and then award these movies, and the actors who portray them, with splashy red carpet events.

    Unless, that is, the establishment IS Hollywood, and that lone brave soul stands in defiance against it.

    1. Hollywood loves these lone brave souls because their own lives are make-believe fairy tales mired in emotional self-destruction and narcissism. They are all nuts. But everyone loves a hero, even insane nuts.

  16. Personally I do like much of what Trump has accomplished.

    I think this is the danger that Donald presents. Yea, we’re getting a lot of what we want. But is that all that matters? And what’s it costing us in the long-run?

    The fact of the matter is: we have a progressive president. He’s progressive right, but still progressive. And far too many Americans are becoming far too comfortable with big government solutions, ends justify the means reasoning, and “fighting fire with fire” in a race to the bottom against the left.

    He’s also probably hardened the cement that the aristocracy in this nation uses to get and retain power: the “binary choice.” That mentality reduces all merit, ability, principle, promise, character, or experience completely irrelevant, and the only requirement for office ends up being “not being someone else.” That exploitation of our fear of getting something terrible, that makes us consent – consent – to something slightly less terrible. We happily got in bed with a progressive to avoid a Hillary. What does that say about our principles?

    Well, we get the government we ask for, don’t we. “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

    1. ‘Well, we get the government we ask for, don’t we. “A Republic, if you can keep it.”’

      No, make that socialism. Now a majority of young Americans say they prefer it to capitalism even though they haven’t got the slightest idea what it is. Fortunately socialism isn’t as popular with us older folks, but it’s still scary, because like you said, we eventually get the government we ask for.

      1. “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” — H.L. Mencken

  17. Scoop nailed it.

    Trump is the 29th President since Lincoln. You have some heavy hitters in there. If he’s as good as those guys, that’s still pretty amazing.

    But ‘greatest’ is always debatable.

  18. Trump has exceeded my expectations of how well he would do as President, but I still consider Reagan as the best President in my lifetime.

    1. And one thing that Reagan never had was two Republican houses of Congress. Or even one. They were both Democratic and he still accomplished a lot

      1. That says more about the nature and aims of the Democrats during
        Reagan’s tenure vs. where the Dems are now.

      2. Reagan had a GOP Senate for his first six years, but the GOP never even came close to having majority in the House while he was President.

  19. “He’s also suffered much hostility in the way of attacks on him by Democrats and the media who are hell bent on trying to destroy both his presidency and his chances for reelection in 2020.”

    He has also had to deal with hostile members of his own party.

  20. Kudos to Jon Voight, he has been a strong conservative for many years, how he survived in holly-weirdo is a surprise. I agree with him pretty much , I loved Pres. Reagan and always will but Pres. Trump has gone beyond what any other President has done . Putting our Embassy in Jerusalem is just one of many things Pres. Trump has done that I very much respect him for.

    Securing our border is a huge plus even though he’s had to fight the demon-rats to get it done and will until it’s finished.

    Not bowing down to the biased cult media is just what needs to be done , they have had free rein to decide for us who wins and who loses for as long as I can remember, Pres. Trump tells then what liars and fakes they are, long overdo. :thumbsup:

  21. Good summary. Fully agree. 2 years of Republican controlled House and Senate could have turned better results with (1) full repeal of Obamacare and (2) border wall funding. It was definitely a squandered opportunity. Two top priorities.

    1. Unfortunately P Ryan was the speaker and that says it all. He had no will to take 0care over the finish line and then there was John M in the senate that would have caved as well so that’s why it didn’t happen. They were a bunch of milk toast R’s. Therefore nothing happened because of the endless press hacks and leaks. No one wanted to stand up and be counted. Lily livered losers. IMHO

  22. You speak for me in your commentary, Scoop. Trump may very well be the best president in my lifetime – past & future. Reagan was really good, though, but I was just a kid those 8 years. I wish he hadn’t agreed to the amnesty for illegals he did. I have mixed feelings about Lincoln anyway, and I guess I can say the same about Trump. No man is perfect. Trump doesn’t kowtow to the left, and what I’ve seen of Republicans, there is a lot to be said for that especially since he is being harder hit than any President before him.

  23. “One example is his lack of leadership in uprooting Obamacare when Republicans controlled both houses of Congress. Another is the trillions he wants to spend on infrastructure with Democrats.”

    So you do know that Obamacare repeal was going to pass before McCain sabotaged it, right? I would say Trump showed leadership and then McCain scuppered it because he is petulant. This complaint just sounds like you read way too many Never Trumper publications that told you Trump showed no leadership on the Ocare repeal.

    The second point hasn’t even happened, yet you are going to hold that against him. To be honest, you don’t really sound like a fair arbiter of Trump’s job performance. In fact it sounds like you are just another Never Trumper.

    1. @outlaws

      So you do know that Obamacare repeal was going to pass before McCain sabotaged it, right? I would say Trump showed leadership and then McCain scuppered it because he is petulant. This complaint just sounds like you read way too many Never Trumper publications that told you Trump showed no leadership on the Ocare repeal.

      He didn’t. That’s just a fact, whether you like it or not. As Scoop correctly pointed out below, Trump endorsed and was ready to sign every fake, insulting, repeal-in-name-only bill those lying cowards in the GOP congress tried to float. That’s not leadership. In fact, it’s the exact opposite.

      The second point hasn’t even happened, yet you are going to hold that against him.

      Well, people are always giving him credit for disarming North Korea and securing the border, neither of which he’s done, or is even remotely likely to do. So what’s fair is fair, I think.

    2. I also was disappointed that Scoop doesn’t sound like he’s a Trump supporter after all. What else can the man do? He’s done so much already against all odds.

  24. “One example is his lack of leadership in uprooting Obamacare when Republicans controlled both houses of Congress.”

    It was going to pass but you had the Russia dossier pusher McCain who voted NO at the last minute…

    Anyways, Trump has surprised many conservatives with everything he has accomplished. No other person on that debate stage in 2015-16 would have done half… especially destroying the MSM monopoly.

    1. I’m referring to Trump’s willingness to accept the first crap sandwich of a repeal bill that Paul Ryan gave him. Trump just wanted to declare victory and didn’t really care that it didn’t really repeal Obamacare.

      1. It was a crap sandwich. Somehow, the politics dictated that a straight repeal couldn’t be; it had to be “Repeal and Replace”, the Republican version of marxist government-run health care, taking us further down the rabbit hole.

        1. @tryandgetbyme It didn’t have to be; that’s the whole point. A real leader could have changed that outcome.

  25. God bless Jon Voight for speaking out so courageously. I like a lot of what Trump has done but greatest president since Lincoln? I’m still a Reagan fan and the Great Communicator is still my #1. 😀

  26. Great video by a very good man. Enjoyed it greatly and have shared it
    But thank heaven that you found a way to after Pres Trump to somewhat diminish what Jon Voit had to say. I though the video should have stood alone for at least a little while!!

  27. Everyday is a new day with Trump… he has accomplished so much against unbelievable obstacles. I think it is amazing. But Lincoln amazing?

    I wonder how much is his ability and how much just the shock his election has given the establishment in DC, they really can’t seem to figure him out.

    I am also amazed Mueller could find nothing to charge him with! That was a brutal investigation of everything Trump, if there was wrong doing, even a smidgen they would have charged him. Trump is more honest than I ever would have believed.

    Two years is not even close to being able to compare him to Lincoln. And it is almost insulting that he would do that. Trump could turn out to have us all bamboozled.

    Everyday has new possibilities… so far they’ve been mostly good… but will it last?

  28. Personally I do like much of what Trump has accomplished.

    I think this is the danger that Donald presents. Yea, we’re getting a lot of what we want. But is that all that matters? And what’s it costing us in the long-run?

    The fact of the matter is: we have a progressive president. He’s progressive right, but still progressive. And far too many Americans are becoming far too comfortable with big government solutions, ends justify the means reasoning, and “fighting fire with fire” in a race to the bottom against the left.

    He’s also probably hardened the cement that the aristocracy in this nation uses to get and retain power: the “binary choice.” That mentality reduces all merit, ability, principle, promise, character, or experience completely irrelevant, and the only requirement for office ends up being “not being someone else.” That exploitation of our fear of getting something terrible, that makes us consent – consent – to something slightly less terrible. We happily got in bed with a progressive to avoid a Hillary. What does that say about our principles?

    Well, we get the government we ask for, don’t we. “A Republic, if you can keep it.”

    1. ‘Well, we get the government we ask for, don’t we. “A Republic, if you can keep it.”‘

      No, make that socialism. Now a majority of young Americans say they prefer it to capitalism even though they haven’t got the slightest idea what it is. Fortunately socialism isn’t as popular with us older folks, but it’s still scary, because like you said, we eventually get the government we ask for.

      1. “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” – H.L. Mencken

  29. Scoop nailed it.

    Trump is the 29th President since Lincoln. You have some heavy hitters in there. If he’s as good as those guys, that’s still pretty amazing.

    But ‘greatest’ is always debatable.

  30. Trump has exceeded my expectations of how well he would do as President, but I still consider Reagan as the best President in my lifetime.

    1. And one thing that Reagan never had was two Republican houses of Congress. Or even one. They were both Democratic and he still accomplished a lot

      1. That says more about the nature and aims of the Democrats during
        Reagan’s tenure vs. where the Dems are now.

      2. Reagan had a GOP Senate for his first six years, but the GOP never even came close to having majority in the House while he was President.

  31. “He’s also suffered much hostility in the way of attacks on him by Democrats and the media who are hell bent on trying to destroy both his presidency and his chances for reelection in 2020.”

    He has also had to deal with hostile members of his own party.

  32. Kudos to Jon Voight, he has been a strong conservative for many years, how he survived in holly-weirdo is a surprise. I agree with him pretty much , I loved Pres. Reagan and always will but Pres. Trump has gone beyond what any other President has done . Putting our Embassy in Jerusalem is just one of many things Pres. Trump has done that I very much respect him for.

    Securing our border is a huge plus even though he’s had to fight the demon-rats to get it done and will until it’s finished.

    Not bowing down to the biased cult media is just what needs to be done , they have had free rein to decide for us who wins and who loses for as long as I can remember, Pres. Trump tells then what liars and fakes they are, long overdo. :thumbsup:

  33. You speak for me in your commentary, Scoop. Trump may very well be the best president in my lifetime – past & future. Reagan was really good, though, but I was just a kid those 8 years. I wish he hadn’t agreed to the amnesty for illegals he did. I have mixed feelings about Lincoln anyway, and I guess I can say the same about Trump. No man is perfect. Trump doesn’t kowtow to the left, and what I’ve seen of Republicans, there is a lot to be said for that especially since he is being harder hit than any President before him.

  34. “One example is his lack of leadership in uprooting Obamacare when Republicans controlled both houses of Congress.”

    It was going to pass but you had the Russia dossier pusher McCain who voted NO at the last minute…

    Anyways, Trump has surprised many conservatives with everything he has accomplished. No other person on that debate stage in 2015-16 would have done half… especially destroying the MSM monopoly.

    1. I’m referring to Trump’s willingness to accept the first crap sandwich of a repeal bill that Paul Ryan gave him. Trump just wanted to declare victory and didn’t really care that it didn’t really repeal Obamacare.

      1. It was a crap sandwich. Somehow, the politics dictated that a straight repeal couldn’t be; it had to be “Repeal and Replace”, the Republican version of marxist government-run health care, taking us further down the rabbit hole.

        1. @tryandgetbyme It didn’t have to be; that’s the whole point. A real leader could have changed that outcome.

  35. God bless Jon Voight for speaking out so courageously. I like a lot of what Trump has done but greatest president since Lincoln? I’m still a Reagan fan and the Great Communicator is still my #1. 😀

  36. Great video by a very good man. Enjoyed it greatly and have shared it
    But thank heaven that you found a way to after Pres Trump to somewhat diminish what Jon Voit had to say. I though the video should have stood alone for at least a little while!!

  37. Everyday is a new day with Trump… he has accomplished so much against unbelievable obstacles. I think it is amazing. But Lincoln amazing?

    I wonder how much is his ability and how much just the shock his election has given the establishment in DC, they really can’t seem to figure him out.

    I am also amazed Mueller could find nothing to charge him with! That was a brutal investigation of everything Trump, if there was wrong doing, even a smidgen they would have charged him. Trump is more honest than I ever would have believed.

    Two years is not even close to being able to compare him to Lincoln. And it is almost insulting that he would do that. Trump could turn out to have us all bamboozled.

    Everyday has new possibilities… so far they’ve been mostly good… but will it last?

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