In an interview with The Daily Beast, actor and Trump supporter Jon Voight said he might go to the Republican National Convention if Trump wants him to, saying that “everything is on the table” in terms of lending his support to the presumptive Republican nominee.
Voight first endorsed Trump back in March, back during the early stages of the primary fight. In his endorsement, the “Midnight Cowboy,” “Deliverance” and “Coming Home” actor (also known for fatheringAngelina Jolie) said that Trump was a “patriot.”
His enthusiasm hasn’t waned, and from his latest interview, it appeared that he was willing to lend Trump some star power at this July’s Republican National Convention.
“I’ll be as helpful as I can,” Voight told the website, adding that “everything is on the table.”
“I intend to be, and we’ll see come convention time if (the Trump campaign) wants me at the convention. If they do, I’ll make plans to go, and we’ll go from there,” the conservative actor explained.
“I would like to support him in any way that I can,” Voight continued. “I’m in touch with the campaign, and I fully support Donald. I think he’s the man for the job.
“I have discussed with them the possibility of being at the convention, and what I might be available to do for them in California,” he added.
Voight has been one of the few outspoken conservatives in Hollywood, and has long campaigned for conservative candidates in the Golden State. While California has generally been ignored by Republicans, Trump and his surrogates have intimated that they might try a 50-state strategy, putting the left coast into play.
Star power has always been a major part of any convention (everyone remembers Clint Eastwood’s famous empty chair speech in 2012), and Jon Voight would clearly be one of the biggest names there. We can only hope we see him in Cleveland this summer.