In the face of the anti-Israel rhetoric from members of the Democratic party and their concomitant attacks on President Trump, actor Jon Voight released a video on Sunday in which he called out the Left, saying, “They have hate; it’s like a venom.” He asserted that President Trump believed in truth, love and justice for the American people as well as the people of Israel.
Voight started by targeting the Left:
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.
He segued to the president: “I’ve said this many times and I am saying it again from the deep truths of my heart and soul: President Trump is a man of truths, love and justice for the American people and also for the people of a sacred place: Israel. Not only does he love our country, the United States of America, but he has a love for the people of all nations. “
Voight concluded with the hope that members of the Left would put aside their hatred and stand for liberty and justice: “Let us pray for peace; let us pray for this country, that President Trump will take on four more years of his strength, devotion, knowledge of truths. And all that doubt and have extreme hate and anger toward President Trump, may they be shown differently. That President Trump is the greatest president of this century. Let us take a stand for liberty and justice for all. God bless.”
President Trump responded on Twitter:
In May, Voight released a video in which he stated:
People of the Republican Party: I know you’ll agree with me when I say our president has our utmost respect and our love. This job is not easy. For he’s battling the Left and their absurd words of destruction. I’ve said this once and I’ll say this again: that our nation has been built on the solid ground from our forefathers and there is a moral code of duty that has been passed on from President Lincoln.
I’m here today to acknowledge the truth, and I’m here today to tell you, my fellow Americans, that 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.
Actress Alyssa Milano attacked Voight, tweeting:
Now I understand why Republicans like to discredit actors and our political views. “Stay in your lane, Jon!” “Has been!” “F-lister trying to stay relevant!” “Nobody cares what an out of touch actor thinks!”
Voight’s devotion to the cause of Israel started decades ago; he spoke in September 2018 of how it started. As The Algemeiner reported, his father used to work at a Jewish country club in Scarsdale, New York that was started by German Jews who “weren’t allowed in the clubs.” He continued, “They didn’t complain. They went around raising the money to buy land and they built the club, and because of their ingenuity and because of their flexibility and vision, my dad had this job. So I knew at a very early age the insanity of antisemitism.”
Voight added that as a child he saw a photo of a young boy behind barbed wire. He stated, “I identified with that boy. I said, ‘That could be me. What are they doing to these people?’ And for — that stayed with me all my life, so I’ve felt a real responsibility in a certain sense to stand up against antisemitism. And in that journey, I’ve gotten very close to the Jewish people.”