After an announcement earlier this week from the White House, Donald Trump has awarded Jon Voight the National Medal of Arts.
The “Ray Donovan” star was honoured his “exceptional capacity as an actor to portray deeply complex characters. Captivating audiences, he has given us insights into the richness of the human mind and heart.”
Voight has been a big Trump supporter and called him the “greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.”
“Our country is stronger, safer and with more jobs because our president has made his every move correct,” Voight said in May. “Don’t be fooled by the political left because we are the people of this nation that is witnessing triumph.”
As Trump went to honour Voight, the actor got up and performed a dance for the president, which received limited applause.
“You are an amazing icon and a beloved icon,” Trump said to Voight before adding that he is also “somebody I really like.”
Meanwhile, Voight’s daughter Angelina Jolie is an outspoke anti-Trump supporter. She recently spoke to ET Canada about the impeachment inquiry: “We live in a country of laws. I don’t believe it should be my opinion. Something as serious as impeachment… It is about the facts and law and I have to trust that it will work itself out.”
Others honoured included Allison Krauss and author James Patterson.