Vince Vaughn triggers social media meltdown and calls for cancellation after being spotted shaking Trump's hand
The Hollywood heartthrob is seen in a video chatting with the commander-in-chief and his wife in a premium box at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, prompting several social media users to slam Vaughn while others mocked his critics.
Vince Vaughn triggered a swarm of anti-Trumpers on social media after being spotted socializing with President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania at the NCAA College Football Championship game in New Orleans on Monday night. The Hollywood heartthrob is seen in a video chatting with the commander-in-chief and his wife in a premium box at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, prompting several social media users to slam Vaughn while others mocked his critics.
As Vaughn and Trump exchanged pleasantries for about 15 seconds while Melania sat between the two men, Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond blared through the stadium speakers. The veteran actor is then seen shaking the president's hand and later waving to the couple as he walked away.
Timothy Burke, a Florida-based journalist, shared the video on Twitter. "I'm very sorry to have to share this video with you. All of it, every part of it," he wrote in the caption, prompting several users to echo his disgust in the comments.
"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," wrote liberal political blogger Bill Palmer.
And another user tweeted how they "used to have a massive crush on Vince Vaughn. Now I just want to barf."
But several others in the comment thread slammed the critics for attempting to "cancel" Vaughn over one conversation with the POTUS. "OMG the humanity! This is terrible! We must all now hate Vince Vaughn! You would have done great under Stalin," Washington Post journalist Marc Thiessen wrote.
Comedian Mike Stanley also chimed in.
"I'm sorry, but if Vince Vaughn shaking Trump's hand makes you lose your mind, you've got some issues you may want to contact a professional about," he wrote.
That said, the exchange should barely come as a surprise considering Vaughn has been a lifelong conservative. "Not sure why people are surprised that Vince Vaughn talks to Donald Trump. He's been a conservative forever," one user opined.
Nonetheless, it was a good evening for Vaughn. Not only did he get to chat with the president, but he also witnessed his team, the LSU Tigers, who secured a dominating 42-25 victory against the Clemson Tigers.