Actor Jon Voight said Thursday that functioning in Hollywood has become progressively more challenging for entertainment industry conservatives, because of a decades-long stream of 'propaganda.'
The Oscar-winning screen legend, 80, was in Washington to receive the National Medal of Arts from President Donald Trump in an East Room ceremony at the White House.
The president called him 'an actor of astonishing range and depth' and 'one of America's greatest living legends in cinema.' He later invited Voight to travel with him on Marine One and Air Force One for a 'dignified transfer of remains' c eremony at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
In a brief interview beforehand at the Trump International Hotel near the White House, Voight praised the National Endowment for the Arts and said he was 'humbled' by the honor—but then vented about California culture and his fellow artists who thrive in it.