Even the president finds time to watch TV. On Friday, President Donald Trump gave a presidential plug to the Showtime series “Ray Donovan” — and more specifically, actor Jon Voight.
Praising “Ray Donovan” as a “big time hit” in the midst of its seventh season, Trump showered compliments on the man who just might be his favorite actor.
“Academy Award winning actor (and great guy!) [Jon Voight] is fantastic in the role of Mickey Donovan in the big television hit, Ray Donovan. From Midnight Cowboy to Deliverance to The Champ (one of the best ever boxing movies), & many others, Jon delivers BIG. Also, LOVES THE USA!” Trump tweeted.
Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight
Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 4: Actor Jon Voight holds his new born baby Angelina Jolie Voight (only 4 hours old) on June 4, 1975 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 01, 1978: Jon Voight holding his daughter Angelina Jolie at a party for KISS at Firoucci in Los Angeles, Calfornia. Photos by Brad Elterman/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 8: Jon Voight, Angelina Jolie and James Haven sighted on January 8, 1981 at Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight at the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood, California (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - circa 1990: Actor Jon Voight with his daughter Angelina Jolie. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: (L-R) James Voight, Barbara Voight, Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight attend 58th Annual Academy Awards on March 24, 1986 at the Dorothy Changler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Angelina Jolie, Jamie Haven, Jon Voight, and mother at the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles, CA (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jon Voight and Son James and Angelina Jolie (Photo by Steve Granitz Archive/WireImage)
Angelina Jolie, Jon Voight, and Jamie Haven (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Actor Jon Voight (L) shares a personal moment with his daughter Angelina Jolie, co-star of the new action film " Gone in 60 Seconds" as they arrive for the film's premiere June 5 in Los Angeles. Jolie's new husband, actor Billy Bob Thornton is at (R). [The action film, about a band of car thieves, co-starring Nicholas Cage opens June 9 in the United States.]
Angelina Jolie gets a hug from her father Jon Voight as he presents her with the award for Supporting Actress of the Year at the ShoWest Awards show March 9 in Las Vegas. ShoWest is an annual convention of movie theater owners.
Jon Voight and Daughter Angelina Jolie (Photo by Kurt Krieger/Corbis via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 10: Actor Jon Voight and daughter/actress Angelina Jolie arrive at the 1998 premiere of 'Playing by Heart' on December 10, 1998 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
Jon Voight and Angelina Jolie at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 08: Writer/Director Angelina Jolie (L) and actor Jon Voight arrives at the 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' premiere held at ArcLight Cinemas on December 8, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 08: Writer/director Angelina Jolie (L) and actorJon Voight arrive at the premiere of FilmDistrict's 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' held at ArcLight Cinemas on December 8, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Sitting in front of a lit-up Christmas tree, Voight urged the American people to “truly accept that we as one nation are strong,” and to “put aside your anger and look at all the achievements that President Trump has done in the last three years.”
Voight, the father of Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie, took home the 2018 Academy Award for Best Actor for “Coming Home.” He also earned nominations for “Midnight Cowboy,” “Runaway Train” and “Ali.”
“Ray Donovan” airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on Showtime.