After meeting with President Donald Trump at the College National Championship game between LSU and Clemson, a number of individuals called for actor Vince Vaughn to be “cancelled.”
Former Daily Beast and Deadspin reporter Timothy Burke shared a video of Vaughn shaking hands with President Donald Trump. He wrote on Twitter, “I’m very sorry to have to share this video with you. All of it, every part of it.”
I’m very sorry to have to share this video with you. All of it, every part of it. pic.twitter.com/ELMbDHZbZq
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 14, 2020
Bill Palmer of the Palmer Report went on the offensive writing, “Vince Vaughn had the chance to stand up to a rapist, traitor, and child murderer, and instead he enthusiastically shook Donald Trump’s hand.”
He added, “F*** em both.”
Vince Vaughn had the chance to stand up to a rapist, traitor, and child murderer, and instead he enthusiastically shook Donald Trump’s hand. Fuck em both.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) January 14, 2020
Others would chime in.
well , i guess i’ll not watch his stuff any longer , was never a fan anyway
— Francesco 🇺🇸🌊🌊🌊 (@franriz3742) January 14, 2020
Vince Vaughn has been canceled.
— no. (@FatPixie87) January 14, 2020
Im done with that overrated actor…Isn’t that the word Trump use when he’s pouting about a actor that doesn’t like him
— Greg (@1984_greg) January 14, 2020
All the respect I had for Vince Vaughn… out the window.
— Emily Godiva Rose (@GodivAndCream) January 14, 2020
Vaughn is a fat, overrated, rich white guy who talks fast while not saying much, and doesnt seem to have worked much in his life.
A match made in heaven to me.
— OrangeIsTheNewNixon (@ResistDaOrange) January 14, 2020
I haven’t seen a Clint Eastwood movie since he talked to a chair. I don’t need to see Vince Vaughn’s movies ever. BTW, I really liked Clint Eastwood. I won’t miss Vince.
— Linderella (@AlwaysLinderell) January 14, 2020
Whelp… that tells me all I need to know about Vince Vaughn. 🤢
— Bree Darling (@BJJJunebug13) January 14, 2020
While a number of people would call for Vince Vaughn to be cancelled, others would mock those making the call.
Aww you must be heartbroken seeing a civil conversation occur 😭 praying for you bb
— Blaire White (@MsBlaireWhite) January 14, 2020
Whoa two humans conversing… this is so upsetting is everyone ok
— Jessica Fletcher (@heckyessica) January 14, 2020
OH NOOOOOO HE SHOOK HANDS WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!!!
— Swig (@OldRowSwig) January 14, 2020
The people in this thread showing their ignorance. Whether you are a supporter of somebody or not, you can still be friendly. So many twisted people. smh
— #justagirl (@she_brews11) January 14, 2020
Omg, the end of the world is here!
— Joey Saladino (@JoeySalads) January 14, 2020
I, too, cannot bear to watch a video of two men speaking civilly.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) January 14, 2020
Imagine getting butthurt about a person speaking to the President at a gd football game
— Calmer Than You Are (@AllDayMGray) January 14, 2020
Back in 2016, Vince Vaughn appeared at a Young Americans for Liberty Conference at UCLA. While there he stated, “I think the message of individual liberty and peace is contagious.”
He also had high praise for Rand Paul, who was at the time running for President of the United States. However, he did not endorse him.
Vaughn stated, “I have gotten to know Rand through Ron and I have found him to be very consistent on a lot of the issues where liberty is concerned, and liked him very much.”
He continued, “There are some things I wasn’t totally understanding of [regarding Rand Paul’s politics, but] … he is the candidate that is currently running that I am most sort of aligned with in sort of his thoughts and philosophies.”
He concluded, “But to me, Ron was the most consistent in the tradition of liberty.”
Vaughn also indicated he’s a firm believer in the right to bear arms. In an interview with GQ in 2015, he stated, “I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. We don’t have the right to bear arms because of burglars; we have the right to bear arms to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government.”
He continued, “It’s not about duck hunting; it’s about the ability of the individual. It’s the same reason we have freedom of speech. It’s well known that the greatest defence against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back.”
Needless to say, Vaughn has been vocal about a number of his political views in the past.
What do you make of people trying to cancel Vince Vaughn for shaking hands and meeting the President of the United States?