Actor Jon Voight Defends Trump Amid Leftist’s Claims: ‘He Is Not a Racist’

Following a pair of mass shootings this weekend where at least 31 people were killed, some people on the Left are blaming President Trump and his rhetoric for instigating the assaults.

The president pushed back on the claims and is getting some help from conservative actor Jon Voight.

“The 80-year-old Academy Award winner and father to actress Angelina Jolie shared a politically-charged video on Twitter Sunday in which he argued that Trump isn’t racist,” USA Today reports.

In the video, Voight claims racism was “solved long ago by our forefathers” but is being perpetuated by “angered left-wingers [who] preach love but only pollute.”

“It seems that the angered left and angered minorities want to hold President Trump accountable for past lives. 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,” Voight said via the report.

The report adds:

The actor’s supporters praised him. “God bless you for speaking the truth and not what the Hollywood propaganda is telling people,” a Twitter user said. Another tweeted:“Thank you for standing up for truth.”

Voight has been a staunch supporter of Trump dating back to at least 2016. He’s released several videos on Twitter applauding the president, including a May tweet in which he called Trump “the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.”

Voight currently sits on the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ board of trustees after being appointed by Trump in March 2019.

President Trump was quick to condemn white supremacy, which motivated the shooter in El Paso, Texas. In a presser which followed the pair of shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Trump said the whole country ought to “condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy.”

He said “these sinister ideologies must be defeated” and that “hate has no place in America.”

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The president also called the attacks “barbaric slaughters” which were an “attack on our nation,” ABC News reports.

“The shooter in El Paso posted a manifesto online consumed by racist hate,” Trump said. “In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy.”

“Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun,” Trump said.

Trump said the country needs to put partisanship aside, saying it is “not up to mentally ill monsters, it is up to us.”

“The perils of the internet and social media cannot be ignored and will not be ignored,” the president said, blaming “gruesome and grizzly video games” for the “glorification of violence in our society.”