Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight
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The White House announced on Sunday that President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE will award actor Jon Voight the National Medal of Arts later this week.

Voight, one of Trump's most vocal Hollywood supporters, will be honored at a White House ceremony on Thursday for his "exceptional capacity as an actor to portray deeply complex characters," the White House said in a statement.


"Captivating audiences, he has given us insights into the richness of the human mind and heart," the statement said.

Voight, who won the 1978 Academy Award for best actor for his role in "Coming Home," has called Trump the "greatest president since Abraham Lincoln."

"Our country is stronger, safer and with more jobs because our president has made his every move correct," Voight said of Trump's presidency in May. "Don't be fooled by the political left because we are the people of this nation that is witnessing triumph."

Among those who will also be recognized on Thursday are bluegrass-country singer Alison Krauss and author James Patterson, who will receive a National Humanities Medal. Patterson is the Edgar Award-winning author of numerous book series including the Alex Cross novels, as well as a 2016 investigative book about multimillionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.