Actor Jon Voight urges Donald Trump to build that Mexico wall


Hollywood star Jon Voight has urged President-elect Donald Trump to stick to his pledge to build a wall on America's border with Mexico.

The Oscar-winning actor, who has been a vocal supporter of Mr Trump, said he felt "very good" about the election result and he was "glad the American people stood by" the tycoon.

At the world premiere of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them in New York, Jon told the Press Association: "I worked very hard for him. I love Donald Trump.

"The media all across the world were negative about his chances so it surprised a lot of people.

"I'm very glad the American people stood by him and I think everybody has got to take it easy a little bit.

"I know they're hurting. I was hurt in the same way when Mitt Romney lost.

"I know it hurts you deeply but take it easy, take a deep breath.

Jon Voight
Jon Voight (Jordan Strauss AP/PA Images)

"He's going to do a lot of good things and very quickly."

Jon, 77, said he believed a wall on the US-Mexico border was required to prevent drug trafficking into America.

"Yes I think the wall is needed," he said.

"The amount of drug traffic that is coming across those borders, and criminals. Not so good guys.

"If you lived on those borders, you wouldn't be too happy about it."

Mr Trump pledged to build the wall when he announced his intention to run for president in June 2015 after branding Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals.

Jon, who won a Best Actor Oscar in 1979 for Coming Home, first publicly endorsed Mr Trump in March this year, calling the entrepreneur "funny, playful" and "honest".