Jon Voight narrates intro to Trump convention

Actor Jon Voight, a staunch supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote MORE, narrated a video on Monday night to kick off the first night of the Republican National Convention, previewing the arguments the GOP will make throughout the week.

The video, which was similar to those shared by the official White House account promoting Trump's accomplishments, hit on a number of themes the president is likely to echo throughout the convention, including support for law enforcement, a defense of the administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic and attacks on Democrats.

Voight described Trump, whose approval ratings have hovered in the low 40s for much of his first term, as "a man who cares, a man who loves America and all Americans."


"We all know that it is easy to criticize. It takes a true leader to solve problems," Voight said as a video played showing Trump. "COVID-19. While others criticized without solutions, President Trump's swift action saved lives, and as leading Democrats want to keep businesses closed down, our president is leading a way for a full economic recovery."

The video also swiped at prominent Democrats who have served as reliable foils for the president throughout his first term.

"Politicians spun their deceptions and obstructed progress," Voight said over footage of Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Businesses, wealthy brace for Biden tax hikes | Dow falls more than 650 points as COVID-19 cases rise, stimulus hopes fade | Kudlow doesn't expect Trump to release detailed economic plan before election Overnight Health Care: US sets a new record for average daily coronavirus cases | Meadows on pandemic response: 'We're not going to control it' | Pelosi blasts Trump for not agreeing to testing strategy Gaffes put spotlight on Meadows at tough time for Trump MORE (D-Calif.), House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffIn our 'Bizarro World' of 2020 politics, the left takes a wrong turn Greenwald slams Schiff over Biden emails on Fox Hillicon Valley: DOJ accuses Russian hackers of targeting 2018 Olympics, French elections | Federal commission issues recommendations for securing critical tech against Chinese threats | House Democrats slam FCC over 'blatant attempt to help' Trump MORE (D-Calif.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerMarijuana stocks see boost after Harris debate comments Jewish lawmakers targeted by anti-Semitic tweets ahead of election: ADL Democrats shoot down talk of expanding Supreme Court MORE (D-N.Y.), who led the impeachment of Trump late last year.

Voight's prominent role at the outset was notable given that Republican leaders dismissed the inclusion of celebrities during last week's Democratic National Convention.

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Updated at 8:53 p.m.