Jon Voight came to praise Donald Trump Thursday evening, at least on video, and was immediately met with online ridicule.
The prolific “Midnight Cowboy” actor lent his voice to a glowing video that ran before Trump formally accepted the GOP nomination in Cleveland.
In the video, Voight narrated Trump’s past business successes and said that as president, Trump “will not apologize to the world for our success.”
Voight is well known in Hollywood for his conservative views and has been an outspoken supporter of Trump, whom he called “funny, playful and colorful” in a statement earlier this year.
But Twitter users instantly seized on Voight’s controversial past, including his famous estrangement from his daughter Angelina Jolie.
A sampling of the response:
The voice-over of Jon Voight raining down from the heavens for Trump’s bio-intro. It’s the voice he used in “Heat.”
– Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) July 22, 2016
Yeah, because Jon Voight is exactly the guy to sell Donald Trump as sane
– Glenn Kenny (@Glenn__Kenny) July 22, 2016
– Peter Schultz (@pete_schultz) July 22, 2016
– Chase Mitchell (@ChaseMit) July 22, 2016
“Hello, I’m Jon Voight. You may remember me from a string of other dystopian disaster scenarios.”
– Kieran Healy (@kjhealy) July 22, 2016