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 crede… https://t.co/pqmEWQWClm— Kaitlan Collins (@Kaitlan Collins) 1544479728.0
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 https://t.co/mXBHODHYsS— David Wright (@David Wright) 1544478060.0
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 "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali) 1544478045.0
Check out more responses below:
Jon Voight this morning https://t.co/Z28RJUVghS— andrew hegele (@andrew hegele) 1544483667.0
There's a part of me that would love to see Jon Voight end his career as Cousin Oliver to Trump's White House reali… https://t.co/Fs1MvyHk6C— Show Your Work (@Show Your Work) 1544485130.0
I interviewed this psycho Jon Voight. All I did was ask if he still thought Obama was the anti Christ. My question… https://t.co/N4P3vR3rWd— frank🇺🇸 (@frank🇺🇸) 1544482454.0
@neeratanden If Jon Voight is a candidate, apparently so.— nancy g. may (@nancy g. may) 1544484553.0
@kaitlancollins @abdallahcnn Jon Voight can have the chief of staff job as long as he does it as his character from… https://t.co/owjJNwU3Lj— Glenn C (@Glenn C) 1544480681.0