Jon Voight Kicks Off Donald Trump's 'Make America Great Again' Inauguration Concert: 'We Will Be Part of History'

Jon Voight waves as he appears during a pre-Inaugural "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Jon Voight speaks at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington,  DC on Jan. 19, 2017. 

Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight kicked off President-elect Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” welcome celebration with a speech surrounding Trump’s controversial year in the press.

“We have all been witness to a very grueling year and a half for the president-elect,” said the 78-year-old actor. “We have been witness to a barrage of propaganda that left us all breathless with anticipation, not knowing if God could reverse all the negative lies against Mr. Trump, whose only desire is to make America great again.”

Voight later continued with the sentiment of Trump’s good intentions, stating, “God answered all our prayers. Because here it is: We will be part of history, all of us.”

He ended his tribute by introducing soul artist Sam Moore for his performance of “America the Beautiful.”

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