Pro-Trump actor Jon Voight was seen cavorting at the White House on Monday — and suggested to a reporter that he’s ready to be the president’s next chief of staff.
The hilarity began when CNN’s Kaitlin Collins, who flagged his arrival at the White House earlier in the afternoon, asked the actor if he was going to be outgoing chief of staff John Kelly’s replacement.
He reportedly told Collins that his “credentials are ready,” per her tweet.
Update: He's now in the briefing room. I asked if he's going to take the open chief of staff job. He said his credentials are ready. pic.twitter.com/QviOhao4PN
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) December 10, 2018
Collins’ CNN colleague David Wright pointed out that this wouldn’t be the first time the actor played a government “role.”
“People forget” that Voight played Secretary of Defense in the first Transformers movie from 2007, the reporter tweeted.
people forget that jon voight played the secretary of defense in the first transformers movie pic.twitter.com/mXBHODHYsS
— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) December 10, 2018
Upon learning that Voight was at the White House, New York Times columnist Wajahat Ali noted that the scene looked like “the sequel to Deliverance.”
“Someone warn Jon Voight please,” the writer joked.
This is a sequel to DELIVERANCE. Someone warn Jon Voight please. https://t.co/A77mHkfXH9
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) December 10, 2018
Check out more responses below:
Jon Voight this morning pic.twitter.com/Z28RJUVghS
— andrew hegele (@westernwilder) December 10, 2018
There's a part of me that would love to see Jon Voight end his career as Cousin Oliver to Trump's White House reality show https://t.co/pTDx5YZr7m
— Show Your Work (@showusyourwork) December 10, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
I interviewed this psycho Jon Voight. All I did was ask if he still thought Obama was the anti Christ. My question was way more entertaining than whatever boring movie he was on to promote. https://t.co/AZkyZOp6ER
— franklin j brinsley II (@frankbrinsley) December 10, 2018
JFC! Jon Voight is taking Trump's Chief of Staff position??! I hope this is troll farm claptrap.
Trump just can't find a normal, qualified person to work in his administration so he is left scraping the bottom of the barrel for anyone willing to step into his sewer. https://t.co/c4MkNVHi77ADVERTISEMENT
— Mina #NoPlastic #Recycle♻️ (@IzzyDew) December 10, 2018
If Jon Voight is a candidate, apparently so.
— nancy g. may (@strathglass7982) December 10, 2018
Jon Voight can have the chief of staff job as long as he does it as his character from Anaconda. pic.twitter.com/3eG8nANmS5
— Glenn C (@IamBigTime67) December 10, 2018