Jon Voight Attacks President Obama, Slams Democrats on Fox News: I Predicted "Obama Would Take the Country Apart"
Whoa, cowboy! Jon Voight went on a tirade against President Obama and the Democratic Party on Sunday, July 13, while appearing on FOX News. The Oscar winner, 75, speaking with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, touched on multiple hot button issues including immigration, Benghazi, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Iraq—all while expressing his disdain for the President of the United States.
"Five years ago, I stated that Obama would take the country apart," said Voight, 75, who came prepared with a script. "Piece by piece, that he would cause a civil war in this country. In hindsight, we can see how many things have come to pass."
Added Angelina Jolie's dad: "My greatest heartache is that we sacrificed thousands of American heroes liberating Iraq, only for President Obama to pull out all troops, leaving Iraq now to be taken over by the terrorists. What does he say about that? Nothing."
On Benghazi, he added: "Let us not say what difference does it make. Obama found a perfect way to put this under the rug, blaming Republicans, saying that they just want to find fault with his administration. And still to this day we still not know the truth."
Obama was not the sole focal point of Voight's message on Sunday; the storied actor, in fact, blamed the entire Democratic Party, including DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. "The Democrat Party has become a very negative force," Voight noted. "It's more socialistic in thinking and they've given young women the wrong idea about what democracy really is."
He went on to call Congresswoman Schultz "the gang leader for all the wrong information to our young women, convincing them that Republicans are stopping their liberties and freedoms of reproduction when the truth is, as the Supreme Court upheld, that religious freedoms are being infringed upon."
Voight has lashed out against POTUS and the Democratic Party previously. Back in 2012 during the Republican National Convention, he compared the Obama administration to a dictatorship in an interview with The Daily Caller. "The media has been taken over by this administration," the star said. "It’s not less than what has happened in Venezuela with Cesar Chavez, really, because you can’t get the information through," he added, mistaking Cesar with Venezuelan leader Hugo.
These days, Voight stars on Ray Donovan and received an Emmy nod for his role as Liev Schreiber's father, Mickey Donovan. The premiere of season two of the Showtime series aired several hours after his extended rant.