May 25, 2019 6:27 pm
Updated: May 26, 2019 10:19 am

Jon Voight calls Donald Trump the ‘greatest president’ since Abraham Lincoln

ABOVE: Actor Jon Voight called Donald Trump the "greatest president" since Abraham Lincoln in a two-part Twitter video on Saturday, calling on people to rally around him.

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Actor Jon Voight is encouraging Americans to rally around Donald Trump, calling him the “greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.”

In two short videos posted to his Twitter account on Friday, Voight said he was speaking to “acknowledge the truth.”

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“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.”

Voight’s message received both ridicule and support from users of the social media platform.

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The Oscar-winning actor, 80, is a long-time supporter of Trump’s. He attended the 2017 presidential inauguration, one of a handful of celebrities to do so.

It was not immediately clear what prompted Voight’s messages, though debate over possible impeachment proceedings has dominated headlines in the wake of the Mueller report.

Voight said Trump’s job is not easy — “for he’s battling the left and their absurd words of destruction.”

WATCH: Jon Voight calls Donald Trump the ‘greatest president’ since Abraham Lincoln

Trump responded by sharing the videos himself.

“Thank you John, so nice!,” he tweeted.

 

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