If you are a firm believer that Donald Trump should not be president of the United States, you may end up on Jon Voight's blacklist. Voight gave an impassioned speech in support of the Republican presidential hopeful at Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, saying he is "incredulous" that folks both inside and outside the media believe Trump advocated for violence against his campaign opponent, Hillary Clinton.
To clarify, during his speech in Wilmington, N.C. on Tuesday, Trump said that Hillary Clinton wanted to abolish the Second Amendment.
"Hillary wants to abolish, or essentially abolish, the Second Amendment," Trump said.
He also suggested gun rights activists should "take matters into their own hands when it comes to the possibility of Hillary Clinton getting to appoint judges if she is elected president."
“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks,” Trump said. “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don’t know.”
This particular segment of his speech "drew criticism" from Clinton supporters, who saw is as "instigating violence against the Democratic nominee."
"All these things are being blown way out of proportion," Voight said in an interview with TMZ. "People are trying to make [Trump] look foolish. He's a terrific guy – I know him personally. He's got a good sense of humor."
Trump's character reference aside, his comment was worrisome.
"First of all, you're using that word. He didn't say that word," Voight admonished. "Don't do that. Don't distort what he said. He's fooling around just like you fool around – if you have a sense of humor."
Even so, a lot of people are upset about the various meanings behind his statement.
"[Trump]'s being attacked continuously. They're taking apart everything he does. It was a wonderful speech yesterday," Voight said. "Everyone should sit down and listen to that speech."
Watch the full interview below.
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