The Hill reports:
The White House announced on Sunday that President Trump will award actor Jon Voight the National Medal of Arts later this week.
Voight, one of Trump’s most vocal Hollywood supporters, will be honored at a White House ceremony on Thursday for his “exceptional capacity as an actor to portray deeply complex characters,” the White House said in a statement.
“Captivating audiences, he has given us insights into the richness of the human mind and heart,” the statement said. Voight, who won the Academy Award for best actor in 1978 for his role in “Coming Home,” has called Trump the “greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.”
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 18, 2019
White House issues news release tonight that confirms The Atlantic scoop on Trump’s National Medal of Arts winners: Jon Voight, the military bands, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, and Alison Krauss. In press release, the White House misspells Krauss’s name. https://t.co/ty621NKRmm
— Peter Nicholas (@PeterAtlantic) November 18, 2019