Jon Voight defends Trump, says racism was 'solved long ago'
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Actor Jon Voight is pushing back against critics of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE, maintaining that the president is "not a racist" and declaring that racism was "solved long ago by our forefathers." 

“My fellow Americans, too many are angered at the words of racism,” the “Ray Donovan” actor said in a video he tweeted over the weekend, captioned "Jon Voight’s message for America."

“This has been a big issue for the black community since the Civil War, but this has been solved long ago by our forefathers for peace and love,” the actor continued in the video.


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

The actor went on to call for Americans to "vote for this country’s safety," adding, "May all the angered left find truth, what truth stands for."

"We must understand that this is a nation of liberty, and this president is honoring all. He is not a racist but a man who loves his country and has every intention to make this land great again," he said. 

Voight, 80, also referenced the Holocaust in the brief clip.

"Let me talk about old wounds, the Holocaust. That, my friends, are wounds that live among the Jewish and non-Jewish that lost lives," the actor said. "But this is not about color, race, religion. This is the United States of America, a nation built on trust and liberty."

Voight, who is the father of actress Angelina Jolie, has long been a supporter of Trump and has spoken out before to defend the president against critics.

Earlier this year, the Oscar-winning actor praised Trump as "the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln."

Last month, he tweeted another video voicing his support for Trump, saying the president will “set the nation to be the greatest land of peace and love and great again.”  

His most recent video comes as a number of Democratic politicians — including former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), a presidential hopeful, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezAyanna Pressley's 'squad' of congresswomen offers support after she opens up about alopecia Here are the 10 senators who voted against Trump's North American trade deal Artist paints Michelle Obama, other women as battered in campaign against domestic violence MORE (D-N.Y.) — have slammed the president and his rhetoric as “racist” in the wake of two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that took place over the weekend.

Trump on Monday called for the country to speak out against white supremacy following the shootings.