Racism In The U.S. is Over, Jon Voight Says -- Does He Have a Point?

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In his next pro-Trump video the actor Jon Voight claimed that racism used to be an issue in our country a long time ago and it is now a thing of the past.

In addition to that, the Oscar winner also defended our President by saying he was not racist. The actor also accused all his critics of being filled with anger and hate.

Addressing the Americans in a video message, Voight said it was inappropriate that "some angered minority communities" are blaming the President for past lives and for some old wounds that are still fresh.

Furthermore, the 80-year-old actor encouraged fellow Americans to understand that our President deeply honors our nation of liberty, and he truly loves our country.

The actor's video entitled "Jon Voight's message for America" went viral soon after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. According to many, President Trump's divisive anti-immigrant rhetoric also played a role in the attacks.

Twitter users did not remain indifferent to Voight's words and found the message arrogant. Some of them slammed the actor with sarcastic responses. One Twitter user said he would tell his African American friends to get over it after yet another 'Chevy Tahoe driver calls them a racist slur.

On the other hand, Jon Voight supporters thanked him for the beautiful words and appreciated he was standing up for the truth. One of his Twitter supporters even suggested that he should have run for President if he was ten years younger.

Jon Voight who is now starring in the Ray Donovan series, has been one of the few Hollywood stars expressing their support for Trump publicly. In 2017, he commented that Trump's presidential victory was the answer of God to our players.

Earlier this year, Angelina Jolie's father released another video on Twitter saying that Trump is our greatest President since Abraham Lincoln.

It was not the first time the actor compared President Trump to President Lincoln. John Voight was among the few Hollywood stars to attend the inauguration ceremony in 2017. He was even invited to make a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the service.

In his speech back then, Voight asserted that President Lincoln would have been so proud of having a successor like Trump in the White House.

In 2016, Trump administration appointed Voight on the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' board of trustees, serving through 2024.

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with Jon Voight that racism issue in our country had been already solved?