Renowned actor John Voight has been a staunch supporter of President Trump since the beginning.
He’s one of the far and few Hollywood celebs who has both the sense and courage to stand by the president’s side, and he has vocally defended President Trump against continued Democrat efforts to get Trump out of office so they can reverse the positive things he’s done for our nation.
Now, the White House has announced that Jon Voight will be presented the first National Medal of Arts award by President Trump “for 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.”
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Along with Voight, Alison Krauss and James Patterson will be given the award.
The Los Angeles Times has more to say:
Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, singer and musician Alison Krauss and mystery writer James Patterson are among the artists and philanthropists being honored by President Trump for their contributions to the arts or the humanities, the first recipients of prestigious national medals since Trump took office.
The White House announced four recipients of the National Medal of Arts and four of the National Humanities Medal in a statement Sunday night. Voight is one of Trump’s few vocal Hollywood backers, and has hailed him as “the greatest president of this century.” Trump is also honoring the musicians of the U.S. military, who frequently entertain at White House events.
Trump will award the medals during a ceremony at the White House on Thursday.
While the honors had been an annual affair during past administrations, they have not been awarded since Trump’s inauguration in January 2017. The most recent arts or humanities medals were bestowed by President Obama in September 2016.
The recipients of the National Medal of Arts are:
—Alison Krauss, the bluegrass-country singer and musician, “for making extraordinary contributions to American music.” The White House misspelled her name in its release.
—Sharon Percy Rockefeller “for being a renowned champion of the arts, generous supporter of charity, and a pioneer of new ideas and approaches in the field of public policy.”
—The musicians of the U.S. military “for personifying excellence in music and service to country.”
—Jon Voight “for his exceptional capacity as an actor to portray deeply complex characters.” Voight starred in “Midnight Cowboy,” the 1969 film that won an Academy Award for best picture, and he won the best actor Oscar for 1978’s “Coming Home.” He appears in the Showtime series “Ray Donovan.”
The Hill added:
Voight, one of Trump's most vocal Hollywood supporters, will be honored at a White House ceremony on Thursday for his "exceptional capacity as an actor to portray deeply complex characters," the White House said in a statement.
"Captivating audiences, he has given us insights into the richness of the human mind and heart," the statement said.
Voight, who won the 1978 Academy Award for best actor for his role in "Coming Home," has called Trump 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 of Trump's presidency in May. "Don't be fooled by the political left because we are the people of this nation that is witnessing triumph."