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Jon Voight calls Trump 'greatest president since Abraham Lincoln'

Actor Jon Voight, seen here in a 2013 photograph, praised President Donald Trump on Twitter on May 24, 2019, sparking controversy. (Angela George / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0)

In a pair of Twitter videos Friday night, Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight praised President Donald Trump and slammed his critics, insisting Trump is "the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln."

Voight’s comments were addressed to “the people of the Republican Party,” but it was unclear what prompted him to post the videos.

"I'm here today to acknowledge the truth. I'm here today to tell you, my fellow Americans, that our country is stronger, safer, and with more jobs because our president has made his every move correct," he said.

Trump thanked Voight on Twitter Saturday, though he misspelled the actor's name.

Voight has long been one of the most outspoken Republicans and Trump supporters in Hollywood, and he predicted before the 2016 election Trump would be “the greatest president.”

With President Trump’s approval rating averaging around 43% at the moment, many Americans disagree, and quite a few responded to Voight’s tweets to say so.

Some Twitter users backed him up as well.

In the videos, Voight dismissed Trump’s critics in “the political left” and their “absurd words of destruction.”