On Monday night, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise appearance at the College Football Playoff National Championship between LSU and the Clemson Tigers, and the couple shared a lengthy conversation with Wedding Crashers star Vince Vaughn (a bizarre sentence if there ever was one).
A video of Trump and Vaughn chatting it up immediately went viral, prompting strong reactions from both right and left. While liberal users remarked that “Vaughn has never really made a secret of his conservatism,” far-right pundits slammed their left-leaning counterparts for being “perturbed by three adults interacting in a civil manner.”
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
And the liberal Twitter Mob Lost It!
I’m not sure why people are surprised by Vince Vaughn willingly spending time with Trump. He’s a wealthy white guy, the assumption should be that all of them are MAGA until proven differently. pic.twitter.com/XLSJR3iYf0
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) January 14, 2020
I’m not angry about Vince Vaughn, just profoundly disappointed. And I want nothing more to do with him. Once upon a time I found him quite entertaining. Not anymore. pic.twitter.com/vB5pDCFcbA
— Stephanie Kennedy (@WordswithSteph) January 14, 2020
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
I’m literally sitting in bed crying right now because I’m so distraught about Vince Vaughn shaking Donald Trump’s hand. https://t.co/VFSaTGDpRY
— Barry McCockiner (SEE PINNED TWEET) (@MegaTroopLover) January 14, 2020
But Conservative Twitter users pushed back against the Trump Deranged mob
Vince Vaughn is one of my favorites. Back off the canceling, stage five clingers.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 14, 2020
Why is everyone pissed off at Vince Vaughn for having a conversation with Trump?
Relax…we don’t know what they were talking about. Maybe he used those 20 seconds to give Trump his view on something.
This fake outrage is exactly why we are called snowflakes.
— lisastark35 (@lisastark351) January 14, 2020
Vince Vaughn targeted by cancel culture just for shaking a mans hand.
Progressives at the tip of the spear of idiocy.
Let me know how forcing your ideals on the american public works out.
— PCP Forman (@PCP_politics) January 14, 2020
The outrage is literally all over Twitter…folks are even throwing Vince Vaughn-movies in the trash. TDS is real.
— Randy Olson (@bonanzavalley) January 14, 2020
This is the message being sent to Vince Vaughn and everyone in Hollywood: shake Harvey Weinstein’s hand and you’ll win an Oscar. Shake a Republican President’s hand, whether it be former President Bush (like Ellen did) or President Trump, and you’re cancelled. https://t.co/lgXp4FPqBM
— Caroline Sunshine (@CSUNSHINE) January 14, 2020