Vince Vaughn and Donald Trump shook hands, and everyone has opinions

Elias Hubbard
January 14, 2020

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 freakish sentence if there ever was one).

Actor Vince Vaughn was spotted Monday night sharing a stadium suite with President Donald Trump in which the two chatted for a time and shook hands with one another. Instead, they "met this evening at the game briefly".

Vaughn is best known for comic roles in movies including Swingers, Wedding Crashers and Old School. Vaughn then says something to Melania Trump as he gets up to leave. "I'm very supportive of Ron Paul, but I've always been, you know, more conservative than not". Once upon a time I found him quite entertaining. "PS Vince Vaughn is cancelled, naturally", one person mocked in response.

In October, the comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was criticized for speaking to another Republican president, when she sat next to former George W Bush at another football game.

Those most critical of Vaughn for appearing chummy with the president called for his cancellation.

"And that when you start drawing the lines, saying, as a society, we think this is inappropriate, we're going to pass laws to protect them from themselves and or take things away to protect themselves or move money from here to there, that you realize that you wake up with corruption and without the unintended consequences you'll wake up with a lot of problems that didn't exist prior". He said, "Banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat". Many left-leaning users pointed out that Vaughn, a libertarian who has been open about voting for Rand Paul in 2016, "has never really made a secret about his conservatism", so people shouldn't be surprised about his conversation with Trump.

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