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    'This Is War': Jon Voight Slams Trump Impeachment Proceedings as Crime 'Left Are Trying to Force'

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    The Oscar winner and the father of stunning Hollywood star and activist Angelina Jolie has already come under fire for supporting US President Donald Trump. Despite the backlash over his previous pro-Trump statements, he has stood up for POTUS amid the impeachment inquiry.

    Hollywood veteran and vocal Trump supporter Jon Voight has once again prompted a Twitter storm putting a strong word for the US president embroiled in a political scandal after a US government whistleblower claimed he earlier pressured Ukraine's president to look into the business affairs of former US Vice President Joe Biden. Voight has taken to post a 2-minute video address on Twitter, calling the recent event "war against truths" and "a war against the highest noble man who has defended our country and made us safe and great again."

    "Let me stand with our president. Let us all stand with our President Trump in a time of such evil words trying for impeachment. This is a crime that the left are trying to force. This is a disgrace by such ignorant followers that have no truth of what truly has been brought back to our country," he said in the clip.

    In particular, the Coming Home star has lambasted "the radical left" calling them "destructive" and their codes "corrupt with lies, deceits and anger."

    "And we ask why: we ask how could a human being have such anger toward the greatness of our country's glory? I'll tell you why. Because for so long their anger has been growing and with such deep pain, with no open heart for loving and seeing the truth," he said, saying that under Trump the US achieved the greatness that the radical left "want to destroy."

    He accused them of wishing to run civilization "like a corrupt ring" and said that they are afraid to lose power.

    "I say stand now with Trump. Let truth prevail. And may God show all the truth, that we are truly a nation stronger because of our president," he called on his viewers.

    ​The message of support for Trump, that has amassed almost 30,000 re-Tweets and thousands of likes, has left netizens split.

    Some netizens thanked Voight for speaking out.

    ​Others seemed upset with his address and accused Voight of encouraging enmity and violence.

    ​Some said the actor was a victim of political games.

    ​Another called on Angelina Jolie to influence her father.


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