Vince Vaughn hit the top of the left's "Cancel" list late Monday night after a clip began circulating on Twitter of the actor speaking to President Donald Trump during the LSU-Clemson National Championship.
The outrage mob was cued up and ready to blow after Timothy Burke, a former journalist with The Daily Beast, shared a video of Vaughn daring to speak with the president and First Lady Melania Trump during the game, posting the clip with the caption, “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
The short footage, in which you can’t hear a word the three were saying to one another, instantly triggered a bevy of small-following leftists who all but demanded the actor’s head for daring to talk to a president they don’t like.
Vince Vaughn has always been a Trump supporter. Never hid it. At the very least, while Trump may be a turd, Vince is a transparent turd— Don MacNeil (@donmacneil) January 14, 2020
Mel Gibson ruined his career by being a Nazi Sympathizer— Mayday Mindy 🌊 (@maydaymindy9) January 14, 2020
Vince Vaughn shakes Trump hand vigorously in public at the Superdome and says “hold my beer”
Throw Vince Vaughn in the pile of broken toys with Scott Baio, Jon Voight and the rest of the Trump Supporters— Mayday Mindy 🌊 (@maydaymindy9) January 14, 2020
— Jeff Nowak (@Jeff_Nowak) January 14, 2020
That SUCKS! I wanted to like that guy.— Bill Maxwell 🌊 #CountryOverParty (@Bill_Maxwell_) January 14, 2020
Vince Vaughn rubbing elbows with Trump and Melanie at the game.pic.twitter.com/Qm2xzAmZmp
I am legit disappointed.— Obama Netflix (@UnsecureCell) January 14, 2020
Thankfully, the naysayers appeared to be vastly outnumbered by Twitter users – including many self-proclaimed liberals – who defended Vaughn’s right to talk to whomever he wants , including President Trump.
This isn’t the first time the “Dodgeball” actor has made waves for saying things that tick off progressives. In 2015, Vaughn, a libertarian who's openly admitted to voting Republicans in the past, caught flak for defending gun rights when he publicly said: “I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. We have the right to bear arms to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government. It's well known that the greatest defense against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back."