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Jon Voight: Lincoln ‘is smiling’ over Trump

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Jon Voight says “God answered all our prayers” with President-elect Donald Trump’s White House win.

Speaking at the Make America Great Again Welcome Celebration on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday, the “Deliverance” star told the crowd, “We will be part of history, all of us.”

“And President Lincoln, who sits here with us,” Voight continued, “I’m sure is smiling knowing America will be saved by an honest and good man who will work for all the people, no matter their creed or color.”


The Academy Award winner was one of a limited number of Hollywood stars to lend their support to Trump throughout the 2016 White House race.

“We have all been witness to a very grueling year and a half for the president-elect,” Voight said on Thursday. “We’ve been witness to a barrage of propaganda that left us all breathless with anticipation not knowing if God could reverse all the negative lies against Mr. Trump, whose only desire was to make America great again.”

“He certainly didn’t need this job,” Voight, 78, said to applause.

Trump is expected to deliver remarks at the pre-inaugural ceremony, which features performances from “Soul Man” singer Sam Moore, country star Toby Keith and rock band 3 Doors Down, among others.

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