Actor and unapologetic Trump supporter Jon Voight made an appearance at the White House this past Thursday, November 21, to receive a National Medal of the Arts.
As awkward as that would have been on its own, the Trump administration couldn't stop there.
In a truly strange turn of events, the White House began to play music from Voight's movie Midnight Cowboy about halfway through the ceremony, at which point the 80-year-old actor stood up and did a small jig for the President.
Jon Voight dances for President Trump https://t.co/5GgzalflsM— Howard Mortman (@Howard Mortman)1574371658.0
People online were...confused to say the least.
@HowardMortman wtf did i just watch— Rich Swinton (@Rich Swinton)1574371977.0
@HowardMortman A clown dancing for a clown... I used to respect Jon and the White House ... how times have changed— LisaD (@LisaD)1574400762.0
Voight is famously estranged from his daughter, Angelina Jolie.
@thehill Embarrassing. No wonder his daughter wants nothing to do with him.— Curly CarlaT (@Curly CarlaT)1574384465.0
😬 “An impromptu dance break from actor and vocal Trump supporter Jon Voight made for a cringe-worthy interlude duri… https://t.co/Epue5s41X0— Anousha (@Anousha)1574395390.0
Voight's dance was yet another surreal moment in an endlessly surreal Presidency.
@HowardMortman https://t.co/ZJjHx24y1N— Axel Bäumer (@Axel Bäumer)1574401350.0
@thehill Tonight I learned I can be embarrassed for someone I hate.— Alicia M. 🌊❄ (@Alicia M. 🌊❄)1574398434.0
Voight himself has been a little bit strange for years now, but this takes things to the next level.
@thehill #JonVoight is nuts. Period. https://t.co/ZfPbrbNFki— keg7630 (@keg7630)1574386837.0
@thehill Angelina get your dad...— 🌼Daffodill Bill🌼 (@🌼Daffodill Bill🌼)1574389204.0
Uh...GAG Me!!! 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮 https://t.co/RrxR24RDIq— shawn swint (@shawn swint)1574385025.0
Trump also went out of his way to praise Voight's work in Anaconda.
@thehill https://t.co/QBUhEBUUtx— RJ_ECTO (@RJ_ECTO)1574385466.0
@HowardMortman Douchy— sbinsdca (@sbinsdca)1574390694.0
After doing his dance, Voight received his medal and later accompanied President Trump on Air Force One.
President Trump presents the National Medal of the Arts to Academy Award winner Jon Voight. https://t.co/UxBclxcNXx https://t.co/aaK3KaW4iR— The Hill (@The Hill)1574384131.0
Pres and Mrs Trump depart the WH via Marine One to attend Dignified Transfer Ceremony for fallen military personnel… https://t.co/YyvQFJTAeN— Mark Knoller (@Mark Knoller)1574375404.0
Why is Jon Voight flying anywhere on our taxpayers money? #IMPEACHTRUMPNOW https://t.co/ESYsgY9uul— DIANA PARKS (@DIANA PARKS)1574379994.0
Whatever else happened that night, however, that dance will be the moment no one will be able to forget.
National Medal of Arts given to Jon Voight, but not for dancing. https://t.co/1pwnN2r77S— Jeffrey Guterman (@Jeffrey Guterman)1574373161.0
The only reasonable explanation for this behavior?
What if Jon Voight's ongoing support of Trump was a means to get into the White House and steal something for his s… https://t.co/A4DyOTaEOR— Brian Collins (@Brian Collins)1574373938.0
Please pull yourself together, Jon Voight...or at least learn how to dance.