The actor says Trump's words were not uncommon, especially for "younger" men

By Blake Bakkila
Updated October 09, 2016 03:56 PM
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Jon Voight is coming to Donald Trump‘s defense — and calling out Robert De Niro.

The Republican actor, 77, took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon to share his thoughts over the recently-surfaced hot mic audio of Trump talking about groping and having sex with women in 2005. He started his series of tweets by addressing De Niro’s video denouncing Trump and saying he wanted to “punch him in the face.”

“I am so ashamed of my fellow actor Bobby DeNiro’s rant against Donald Trump,” Voight wrote. “What foul words he used against a presidential nominee … who has worked harder then any other man I know in the past year and a half to get a good message to the American people.”

“I don’t know of too many men who haven’t expressed some sort of similar sexual terms toward women, especially in their younger years,” he continued. “Donald Trump’s words were not as damaging as Robert DeNiro’s ugly rant. Trump’s words did not hurt anyone. Can you imagine … if any Republican said words like Robert DeNiro used – against [Hillary] Clinton or Barack Obama? All hell would break loose.”

He ended his statements with a call to action for all those in favor of Trump’s election.

“I am calling for all Trump supporters to express their outrage and anger against DeNiro and all of the Republican turncoats … against Trump. Let Donald Trump know we are completely behind him, and may God give him the strength to continue his calling,” he wrote.

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In March, the father of Angelina Jolie released a statement to Breitbart News announcing that he would be endorsing Trump for president.

“I, Jon Voight, can say, without hesitation, that Donald is funny, playful, and colorful, but most of all, he is honest,” he said. “When he decided to run for president, I know he did it with a true conviction to bring this country back to prosperity. He is the only one who can do it. No frills, no fuss, only candid truths.”

“There are many Republicans fighting to keep him from winning the Republican nomination,” he continued. “You know why? Because he has no bull to sell, and everyone will discover the bull most politicians spew out is for their own causes and benefits. They never dreamed they would be losing control … I pray all Americans who have seen and felt the meltdown of America with the Obama years, to please fight for Donald Trump. He will not let us down.”