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Vince Vaughn Spotted Shaking Hands With Trump at Football Game — Liberals Outraged

Vince Vaughn Spotted Shaking Hands With Trump at Football Game — Liberals Outraged

Vince Vaughn disappointed liberals and progressives on Monday after he was seen speaking with President Donald Trump at the college football national championship game in New Orleans.

Vaughn, 49, was seen shaking Trump’s hand and laughing and chatting with the president and first lady in a private box as top-seeded LSU took on Clemson.

The “Wedding Crashers” star is a self-described libertarian who has expressed support for Republican politicians in the past.


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Still, his friendly interaction with Trump appeared to come as something of a shock to many of the president’s critics on social media.

Timothy Burke, a former director of video for left-leaning news outlet The Daily Beast, uploaded the footage to Twitter, where it has since been viewed more than 4 million times.

“I’m very sorry to have to share this video with you. All of it, every part of it,” Burke said in a caption accompanying the video.

Various social media users echoed Burke’s sentiments.

“All of you saying calm down, Vaughn is shaking the hand of the man who is hell bent on destroying not just our democracy, but our survival in the world community, for his personal benefit. Wake up!” said one commenter, whose remarks were representative of a small but vocal contingent of the response to Trump and Vaughn’s meeting.


Media Matters for America reporter Parker Malloy complained about the conservative counter-reaction, arguing that “it doesn’t seem like there actually are people outraged.”

Vox writer Aaron Rupar dismissed the notion that Democrats were upset by Vaughn’s encounter with Trump.

“Nobody cares,” he tweeted.

But replies to Rupar’s own tweet said otherwise.

“Actually it does make me think less of Vince Vaughn. You are judged by the company you keep. Which is sad for me because I really liked his work,” said one commenter, whose tweet received 21 likes.

Another user replied to Rupar by sharing a tweet from the Palmer Report, a partisan liberal blog:

“Vince Vaughn had the chance to stand up to a rapist, traitor, and child murderer, and instead he enthusiastically shook Donald Trump’s hand. F–k em both,” the Palmer Report tweeted.

“well , i guess i’ll not watch his stuff any longer , was never a fan anyway,” tweeted another user.

One user said Vaughn had “dropped to zero” in her book because of his support for Trump.

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“He is washed up,” she tweeted.

In the wake of the controversy, the Washington Examiner’s Siraj Hashmi declared in a tongue-in-cheek tweet that Vaughn had officially been “cancelled.”

On Monday, Trump and the first lady received a raucous ovation at the Superdome when they stepped out onto the field before the game for the singing of the national anthem.

Chants of “USA, USA” and “four more years” were heard in the crowd.

Cover image: Vince Vaughn./President Donald Trump. (Twitter/Screen grab)



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