Music from Voight’s 1969 film ‘Midnight Cowboy’ played in the East Room when the 80-year-old Oscar winner rose from his chair to provide an impromptu shuffle that earned a fist pump and a finger point from Trump.
Jon Voight is a celebrated actor best known for his iconic roles as a wannabe gigolo in Midnight Cowboy, a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in Coming Home and of course as a businessman who survived a nightmare canoe trip in the Georgia wilderness in Deliverance.
An actor’s brilliance on celluloid usually inoculates him from his fans shunning his films when the darker aspects of his personal life are revealed, but when Voight became one of the biggest cheerleaders for Donald Trump even his most devoted fans turned away from him.
The last chapter of Voight’s life has been dedicated to singing the praises of the loathsome, vulgar, and racist Donald Trump. The legendary actor is a vociferous defender of the president on Twitter, and he eviscerates anyone who criticizes his idol.
Voight took his “I will do anything to debase myself for Trump act” to the White House dancing awkwardly for Trump during a ceremony to receive a National Medal of Arts. His embarrassing display may have earned a fist pump from Trump, but it elicited winces and epithets from the viewing audience.
Voight’s family needs to hold an intervention, and confine him to a 12-step program or a retirement home for retired thespians.