Actor Jon Voight is defending President Donald Trump.
The 80-year-old Academy Award winner and father to actress Angelina Jolie shared a politically charged video on Twitter Sunday in which he argued that Trump isn't racist.
"We must understand that this is a nation of liberty, and this president is honoring all. He is not a racist, but a man who loves his country and has every intention to make this land great again,” the actor said in the video titled, "Jon Voight’s message for America." "Let us vote for this country’s safety. And may all the angered left find truth, what truth stands for."
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— Jon Voight (@jonvoight) August 4, 2019
The "Ray Donovan" star added that racism has "been solved long ago by our forefathers" and that the "angered left-wingers preach love but only pollute."
"It seems that the angered left and angered minorities want to hold President Trump accountable for past lives. You see, we have been gifted with truth and, as I see it, anger is among the old chains that were binding to the people of slavery, old wounds that still seem fresh," Voight said.
The actor's statement comes on the heels of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, where some suggest that Trump's divisive rhetoric played a role in the attack. Another mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, took place 13 hours later.
Some users slammed Voight's message.
"Wow, Jon spot on. I'll tell my African American neighbor to get over it after another Chevy Tahoe driver calls him a racial slur," one Twitter user sarcastically commented, while another added: "Who let Jon out of his room and gave him a cell phone to record."
The actor's supporters praised him. "God bless you for speaking the truth and not what the Hollywood propaganda is telling people," a Twitter user said. Another tweeted: "Thank you for standing up for truth."
Voight has been a staunch supporter of Trump dating back to at least 2016. He's released several videos on Twitter applauding the president, including a May tweet in which he called Trump "the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln."
Voight currently sits on the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' board of trustees after being appointed by Trump in March 2019.
Contributing: Nicholas Wu
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Jon Voight says racism was 'solved long ago,' defends President Trump