Hollywood legend Voight, a longtime Trump supporter, has released a video supporting Trump’s repeated claims the 2020 election was rigged.
In the bizarre video, the Oscar-winning star calls “leftists” “Satan” and urges: “We must fight this corruption that has taken over and fight for the good that seems lost.”
Voight, 81, who is father of Angelina Jolie, says: “My friends of all colors, races and religions, this is now our greatest fight since the civil war. The battle of righteousness versus Satan – yes, Satan. Because these leftists are evil, corrupt and they want to tear down this nation.
Jon Voight tweets anti-Joe Biden video calling US election result a lie
“We must not allow this. We must fight this corruption that has taken over and fight for the good that seems lost.”
He closed his statement with a quote from Muhammed Ali.
“Let us not back down, let us fight this fight as if it is our last fight on earth. As Muhammed Ali said, it’s not over until the last punch you have.’”
Today, four days after Biden was declared president-elect, Trump is yet to concede and is pushing on with legal battles challenging results in several states.
Voight’s claims are despite no evidence yet being presented by the Trump campaign of wrongdoing that could have affected the election result.
Online, people were split with how to react to the video.
On Twitter user wrote: “Much respect to you for having the courage to defy Hollywood norms and speak out for what’s right.”
Another supporter said: “God bless you, sir! It’s not over! We know the truth.”
However one wrote: “Ah Jesus @[email protected] please remove this immediately and ban this nutcase. This is seriously dangerous.”
Another agreed: “Dear @Twitter I’d like to report a man for inciting violence.”
Voight said “liberals” have “much hate with evil intent to destroy” the current occupant of the White House.
He thanked the president for “your greatness, your kindness, your wiseness”, as well as a ” love for the arts, for the heroes, for the American people”.
Voight, whose daughter is the Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, delivered the message via a video on Twitter to mark the US holiday of Thanksgiving.
“Differences are part of life,” said Voight, the star of films including Midnight Cowboy, Deliverance and Heat.
“All have free will, but when differences become evil and want to destroy, this is not what He wants of us. We are made of love. And we all have the same desire, as I’ve said before; to love, give love, be love.
“My fellow Americans of the United States of America, I’m proud to be American. I was honoured a great medal of arts from the White House, from President Trump, and an honour it was.
“Thank you President Trump, for your greatness, your kindness, your wiseness and love for the arts, for the heroes, for the American people.
“My wish would be for all to know you like I do, a man of integrity and trust and safety, for this noble label, the President of the United States of America.”
Voight was awarded the National Medal of Arts at the White House on November 21.
He is one of the few Hollywood stars to publicly back the president, who is usually met with hostility by leading figures in the entertainment industry.