While his rival Hillary Clinton had garnered huge levels of celebrity support during her unsuccessful election campaign, Donald Trump has been perceived as struggling to win high-profile star backers.
However, the new president gained words of support from actor Jon Voight, who spoke at a concert to celebrate Mr Trump’s inauguration. Mr Voight said that Mr Trump’s victory had “answered all our prayers”. However, he said that the President-elect had faced a “barrage of propaganda” during and after his campaign.
Mr Voight, who is the father of Hollywood A lister Angelina Jolie, said that Mr Trump certainly had not needed to take the job of president, but that he wanted to make America great again. The 78 year old said he was honoured to welcome everyone to the inauguration of Mr Trump, and to be part of history.
Honest and good
He said that America would now be saved by an “honest and good man who will work for all the people, no matter their creed or color.”
The president-elect was certainly in high spirits during the celebratory concert. He was joined by his wife Melania, who was wearing a gold column dress, and was singing singing and clapping along to music while turning to the soon to be First Lady. After performances, he stood to give a speech in which he pressed home his now familiar slogan, promising to unite the US, and to make America “greater than ever”.
As he prepares to be officially sworn in, Mr Trump also took to Twitter to thank fans for joining him in celebrating at the concert held at the Lincoln Memorial.
However, as expected, not everyone has joined the former reality star in his celebrations. Protesters have clashed with police outside the Trump hotel in Washington DC, where the family are based until they move into the White House. While most of the Trump family were at inauguration celebrations while the protests took place, it is believed that his youngest son Barron was at the hotel.