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Actor Jon Voight responds on Twitter to De Niro's comments on Trump

Jon Voight at the 72nd annual Golden Globe

Jon Voight at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. Photo Credit: AP / Matt Sayles

Actor Jon Voight took to Twitter Saturday night to voice his anger over comments Robert De Niro made about Donald Trump in an interview for the #VoteYourFuture campaign.

In the interview clip that leaked Friday, De Niro called the Republican presidential nominee "a dog," "a pig," "a con," "a bulls--t artist . . . who doesn't know what he's talking about" and "an idiot."

Voight shared an seven-tweet-long rant in response to De Niro's comments. 

"I am so ashamed of my fellow actor Bobby DeNiro's rant against Donald Trump. What foul words he used against a presidential nominee," he began. 

"I don't know of too many men who haven't expressed some sort of similar sexual terms toward women, especially in their younger years," tweeted Voight, referencing the leaked footage of Trump making vulgar comments about women.

"Donald Trump's words were not as damaging as Robert DeNiro's ugly rant. Trump's words did not hurt anyone. Can you imagine if any Republican said words like Robert DeNiro used -- against Hilary Clinton or Barack Obama? All hell would break loose," shared Voight.

"He talks [about] how he wants to punch people in the face?" De Niro is recorded saying in the interview, which was not used in the campaign video. "Well, I'd like to punch him in the face."

"I am calling for all Trump supporters to express their outrage and anger against DeNiro and all of the Republican turncoats against Trump," tweeted Voight. "Let Donald Trump know we are completely behind him, and may God give him the strength to continue his calling."


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