Actor Vince Vaughn was trending on Twitter this past Monday, January 13, after footage of the celebrity having a chat with Donald and Melania Trump at the National College Football Championships went viral online.
People predicted it would get some notice after it appeared on their TV screens.
Just walked by Vince Vaughn on the field. Expect him to get some airtime tonight.— Pete Thamel (@Pete Thamel)1578960049.0
They weren't wrong.
I'm very sorry to have to share this video with you. All of it, every part of it. https://t.co/ELMbDHZbZq— Timothy Burke (@Timothy Burke)1578969901.0
https://t.co/8urG5WXiqE— Timothy Burke (@Timothy Burke)1578972130.0
As soon as the video appeared on Twitter, it began being retweeted and recirculated by news outlets.
Vince Vaughn faces backlash after shaking Trump’s hand at football game https://t.co/RI4eDxLkL8— The Independent (@The Independent)1578996476.0
I wonder how people will treat Vince Vaughn after the outburst about Ellen being friends with George W. Bush #LSU… https://t.co/OiWrosZ1c1— Erik Hall (@Erik Hall)1578974673.0
Some people felt Vaughn had let them down.
I’m not angry about Vince Vaughn, just profoundly disappointed. And I want nothing more to do with him. Once upon a… https://t.co/QTJX0tDQky— Stephanie Kennedy (@Stephanie Kennedy)1578990605.0
So do Swingers and Wedding Crashers get taken off the air for all of eternity now after Vince Vaughn had a civilize… https://t.co/dkFGxLmCpP— Joe Concha (@Joe Concha)1578973092.0
It turns out the actor hasn't made a secret of his conservatism for many years.
Vince Vaughn (a libertarian) supported @RandPaul in 2016. https://t.co/IGg3Un65Tk— Kate Bennett (@Kate Bennett)1578973815.0
Last I saw & talked to Vince Vaughn was at Nascar. He’s big into racing & was the Grand Marshall at the Daytona 500… https://t.co/0uq0TMuG55— Kristy Swanson (@Kristy Swanson)1578994441.0
As the story began to circulate, however, it became clear there was little actual outrage towards Vaughn.
Democrats aren't mad about Vince Vaughn chatting with Trump. Nobody cares. Fox & Friends and Hogan Gidley are makin… https://t.co/GGgpZ3TL1d— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1579008475.0
The left doesn’t want to cancel Vince Vaughn because they can’t remember who he is.— Molly Jong-Fast (@Molly Jong-Fast)1579009237.0
Vince Vaughn’s handshake with Trump could’ve ruined his film career, but Vaughn already did that himself.— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin)1579018858.0
Few liberals seemed to have serious feelings about Vaughn talking with President Trump, though they might not want to do it themselves.
The weird thing about the “PeOpLe aRe OuTrAgEd AbOuT ViNcE VaUgHn” narrative being pushed really hard right now by… https://t.co/4rQERSpqzP— Parker Molloy (@Parker Molloy)1579006637.0
I’m not sure why people are surprised by Vince Vaughn willingly spending time with Trump. He’s a wealthy white guy,… https://t.co/48S3UgKc6a— Frederick Joseph (@Frederick Joseph)1579005590.0
Most of the virality of the video seemed to come from conservative media reacting to the initial, made-up outrage.
In trying to own the libs, Fox News owned itself https://t.co/riF2MdTpwV— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1579014011.0
Liberals attacking Vince Vaughn like... https://t.co/PsrcGfJXbX— Team Trump (Text FIRST to 88022) (@Team Trump (Text FIRST to 88022))1579014675.0
Watch out Vince Vaughn! If you're not careful, Twitter might just say some more mean things about you.