Vince Vaughn amicably chatted & shook small-hands with Donald Trump

75th International Venice Film Festival

In 2015, Vince Vaughn sat down for a Playboy Interview and he ended up confirming what was widely believed: he’s not a Democrat, nor does he have progressive political thoughts in any way. He described himself as a libertarian and professed his support (at that time) for Rand Paul. He also talked about how affirmative action is racism and there was some vague “state’s rights” stuff too. You get the picture: a pre-MAGA guy not wanting to come right out and say that he votes Republican 100% of the time for “reasons.” Well, guess what?

The way Vaughn gets up in the end makes me believe that he got up from his original seat to go and sit beside Melania and have a chat with Donald Trump. A nice chat which involved a handshake and smiles from the Trumps. Where was this? The national championship football game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the Clemson University Tigers (Louisiana won). Vaughn’s rep told People Magazine that “Vaughn and Trump did not attend the championship together but rather ‘met this evening at the game briefly.’” And seemingly at Vaughn’s initiative, huh.

As I said in the opening, Vaughn’s Republican politics are no big surprise. He supported Rand Paul in 2016, and who knows if he voted for Trump in the general election (signs point to yes). It does feel like it’s next-level MAGA when you go out of your way to shake the hand of Don the Con though. So is Vince cancelled? Or do you not care either way?

The thing that annoys me is all of the MAGA Twitter peeps amplifying this like “Vince Vaughn triggers the libs lmao.” I don’t know, it seems like a legit story that Vince Vaughn is engaged in pleasant conversation with a white supremacist who puts babies in cages. The company you keep and all.

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  1. Tanguerita says:

    i am genuinely surprised that people were surprised.

    • Starkille says:

      I am genuinely surprised that it’s the year 2020 and people still care about Vince Vaughn. Surely this person has not been relevant in well over a decade? Also, he looks profoundly unwell. Is he hitting on the sauce?

      • tealily says:

        Yeah, do we need to “cancel” him? Thought that was taken care of.

      • Redgrl says:

        Vince Vaughn is a one-trick pony who has been playing the same douchebro character for 20 years now and his bloated man child schtick has been fading ever since. He probably has dreams of looking in the mirror and seeing Scott Baio staring back at him.

      • Picopink says:

        He looks rough! I was surprised how nice looking he was when younger. He was handsome.

  2. Lala11_7 says:

    Decades ago…when I first saw Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn together…I knew…on FIRST GLANCE…who would be the “cool and talented one”…and who would be the “garden variety tool”

  3. Diana says:

    Yeah- cancelled. Next.

    • Barcelona says:

      Does he even have a career anymore? Haven’t heard of him being in anything recently. Not that I would go out of my way to see anything of his.

    • Onerous says:

      Based on his career status, I thought he was cancelled ages ago!

  4. Q T Hush says:

    The years have not been kind to Vince, but I never got his “sex” appeal during his popular days either. He and Owen Wilson got lucky when it comes to their rise in Hollywood. So many great actors never get recognized due to timing. It’s a bit frustrating to see great actors miss out on success and others rewarded for a lifetime of mediocrity just because of luck.

    • BellaBella says:

      I got the impression during that silent video from a distance (my qualifier), that Trump didn’t even know who Vince was. LOL

    • Nana says:

      Agree about Vaughan, but can’t agree about Owen Wilson – love him in all Paul Thomas Anderson films he’s ever been in (although not so much in more mainstream pics), the last being Grand Budapest Hotel. For me, I’d never plonk him in the same category as the Randyish-Trumpy V V.

  5. Aims says:

    It is about the company you keep. Of all the things that are known about Trump and his disgusting views and actions it is unbelievable to me that anyone would want to go out of their way to engage with him. For me it’s like a guttural reaction for me anytime I see him on TV or hear his voice. Party aside, as a human being, the things he’s done are so appalling that I would question anyone judgement if they supported or was civil to this guy. So yes, on my own moral compass, my own principles anyone who supports this piece of shit is cancelled with me. There is no grey. Either you stand up for what’s right or you be a despicable human being.

    • boredblond says:

      Exactly. If you defend this lying mass of hate, it speaks volumes about you. Politics are a whole other issue.

    • whatWHAT? says:


    • Sean says:

      This. Although, I admit I still talk to pro-Trump family members because I feel they’ve been brainwashed by right-wing media and I’m trying to wake them up.

      However, mediocre assholes like Vince? Get the hell outta here.

  6. Lightpurple says:

    First, this is no surprise.
    Second, Oh, Dana Loesch, if people are backing off, they aren’t clingers and nobody outside of your gun cult cares who your favorites are. (I can’t tell Dana on Twitter because she blocked me.)

  7. Amy says:

    Was Vince even still a thing before this? I feel like I have barely seen him in anything the last few years. He is looking a but rough around the edges these days.

    • ChillyWilly says:

      His career ha been in the commode for a long time. And, yep he looks like shite on a stick.

      • Dani says:

        Well he’s worth over 50 million so I doubt it matters what any of us think of his looks or his career.

    • Lady Baden-Baden says:

      He was actually good in Fighting With My Family recently. I had no idea he could, you know, act. But yeah – career has definitely stalled over last decade.

    • Raina says:

      Well I have seen him in something recently…a nice DUI photo op.
      Trump really draws in the winners.

  8. Betsy says:

    In order to cancel him, I’d have to like and respect him in the first place so.

  9. ChillyWilly says:

    Shocker. VV is, and has always been, trash.

  10. Steph says:

    Headline I saw today: “Vince Vaughn causes Liberal ourtrage…” lol. Try again, Fox News. His political views haven’t been a secret so I’m not surprised at all. My slightly off topic Vaughn story: I live in Chicago and he used to spend a lot of time here. My friends and I ran into him a couple times and he’s one of the messiest drunks we’ve ever come across.

    • Tanguerita says:

      hasn’t he been slapped with DUI-charges, reckless driving and whatnot as recently as last year?

      • Steph says:

        @Tanguerita Yeah I just saw that when I looked him up. Maybe after the DUI, he got some help for it. Hopefully.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I thought he had gotten sober for a while…I seem to remember seeing him looking thinner and “cleaned up”…most pics of him I saw leading up to that phase, he always looked bloated and disheveled.

      but he’s got that bloated look again.

  11. Sarah says:

    The majority, the vast majority, of white guys of voted in the last presidential election voted for Parmesan Putin. So I’m never surprised when i learn that a white guy is a Trump supporter.
    As for cancelling Vince, I haven’t tought about him since he broke up with Aniston so… Can you cancel someone who was never activated in the first place?

  12. Ramona Q. says:

    So Vince and Donny interacted, and we’re supposed to … what? I have an idea: look elsewhere at something that actually matters.

    • Tammy says:

      Agreed. He can still have a conversation with someone.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        and we can still not support his work or like him because he had a conversation with someone…someone who happens to be a bigot, a rapist, a liar/conman, a bully…someone whose policies overwhelmingly favor rich white people, someone who is supposed to enact policy that helps EVERYONE in his constituency but actively works to punch down at women and minorities, someone who puts babies in cages and solicits help from foreign government to dig up dirt on his political opponents…

        if you are someone who actively seeks a person like this out to SHAKE HIS HAND and chat, you are not a good person. VV can talk to whomever the hell he wants, and we can drag and cancel him for it.

    • Joanna says:

      it shows what type of person he is so it DOES matter.

  13. Jerusha says:

    Isn’t Libertarian an alternate way of spelling Republican? And, oh yeah, Geaux Tigers and Fuck Off Vaughn and trumps.

    • Cindy says:

      Yeah, “freedom” and “liberty” are more or less euphemisms for that now. I used to have friends who identified with groups like that and I used to consider them the “good” kind of Republican. But they aren’t any better, they are just more eloquent.

  14. Valiantly Varnished says:

    It’s been well known for years now that Vaughn is a life long Republican and that he voted for Trump. He’s BEEN garbage.

  15. lobstah says:

    Back in the day, Vince had that sort of bad boy, I-haven’t-slept-in-days hotness that I was totally on board with. And then, one afternoon I was walking to the beach in downtown Chicago and there he was, standing across the street, wearing blue Adidas tearaways and sandals…with socks. Crush. Canceled.

  16. Meg says:

    Remember the look on his face at the Golden globes when Meryl Streep was criticizing Trump without even mentioning his name. I love the directors choice to have that shot including Mel Gibson too instead of just sticking with people moved positively by her remarks

  17. SM says:

    He is not a kind of actor anyone loving quality movies will or should obses about. It’s not like losing Sam Rockwell or Tom Hanks or someone you know actually doing movies instead of farting and burping while a camera rolls. So not sure what the possible fuss would be about. He is a deluded man with his own opinions he is entitled to in a democratic country and I won’t cry over him because really I am not even his movies’ demographic. I usually change the channel if his movie is on because I know it will be a waste of time. What I do struggle with is that I understand that there are progressive and non progressive stands in politics, but Trump is not some conservative with values of conservatism, he is a lunatic and a narcissist with tyrannical tendencies. Once he destroys the democratic institutions and processes no ideological positions will survive, including conservative. I mean even now it is obvious that in the long term he will just contain the conservative political thought and position. This kind of delusion from conservatives when they profess their love for Trump is a clear sign that they are just lazy and dumb.

    • Jonsey says:

      @SM, your comment is everything.
      I’ve always stated that Drumpf is not a Republican/Democrat; not a progressive/conservative. He has been and will always be a self-centered opportunist.

  18. Chaine says:

    He is just trying to raise his profile any way he can cuz he’s basically just one step up the Hollywood food chain from Rob Schneider at this point.

  19. grabbyhands says:

    I don’t know who Dana Loesch is, but “back off, he’s one if my favorites” is peak white person.

    Waaaaay too many of us are willing to crusade until one of our favorites shows their hateful, apologist asses and then suddenly we’re telling other people how great it is to try and reach across the aisle. The only surprise to me is that people didn’t know that VV was a right winger.

    Sorry, but 45 has not one single redeeming quality and if you’re going to seek him out to shake his hand, you’re a bad person.

    • Lightpurple says:

      She’s a former spokewoman and face for the NRA. She demanded she be given a voice at the CNN town hall after the Parkland shooting and was insufferably rude and uncaring to several of the grieving mothers, then played the victim when the crowd booed her. The NRA fired her during its upheaval last summer but she still promotes guns at every opportunity and has a syndicated radio talk show. Her Twitter feed is a scary place and she turns every mass shooting into a “feel sorry for Dana’ pity party. There is a Dana cult. And she blocks anyone who comes at her lies with actual facts.

  20. StormsMama says:

    He looks like he still parties like a frat boy.
    Not a good look at all.
    “Rode hard and put away wet”

    But no this doesn’t surprise me. Part of his Schtick was bullying – and part of it was being a fast talking con to get girls 🤮 – bullies and cons love the predator in chief.

  21. LeonsMomma says:

    When I was in Los Angeles a few years ago visiting a friend who is a producer, I was out with him and his manager when they both got texts from Vince about going out. The both groaned , then talked about what a tool he was, that he was super conservative and that no one likes him in L.A. Didn’t respond to the texts. Asked them why he still got projects, the manager said Vince (at that time) makes people money.
    Also, don’t forget he dated Jennifer Aniston!

  22. Lightpurple says:

    I always thought Vince Vaughn’s character on Sex and the City was pretty close to the actual Vince Vaughn.

  23. Lucy2 says:

    I don’t think anyone is surprised or crying over this, LOL.
    Back when his career was bigger, he seem to hide a lot of his grossness, but it definitely seems like in recent years he’s let it all out and no one is impressed. Glad his career has fizzled out.

  24. Adrien says:

    Eh, so what! Many Hollywood types we perceive as progressives are secretly Trumpians. They’d condemn Trump on social media and interviews but in reality they are cheering on his policies. A lot of them are secretly racists and anti poor.

  25. Nuzzybear says:

    I never really understood how he had a career, such as it was. All he could do was be tall, talk fast, and b$&ch about women. Every. Single. Role.

    • smcollins says:

      Even though that’s what his career turned into he actually had a really promising start. I loved him in “Swingers” and I highly recommend “A Cool, Dry Place,” where he plays a young single dad who’s wife walked out on him & their young son and shows back up just as their settling into their new life (I know it sounds exactly like “Kramer vs Kramer” but it’s really not). It’s a moving, quiet drama that showed he had some real acting chops. But then, of course, he fell into the typecasting trap of playing the same blustering, fast-talking guy over & over again.
      As far as this story, it’s no secret that he’s a MAGA supporter so I don’t know what to say about that, except how disappointing that is.

      • amiloo says:

        I loved Clay Pigeons, and I loved him in Clay Pigeons ( black comedy with Joaquin Phoenix & Janeane Garofalo).

  26. Sneak says:

    He spoke with Trump for 30 seconds and automatically conclusions are drawn that he is a MAGA nut and racist who supports him? Jesus.

    Likely they were seated in the same section and he perhaps wanted to avoid a crazed Twitter blast for being “rude”. Yet the poor guy ends up getting blasted anyway.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      VV sought him out. he made a point to get up from his seat, approach the bloated Cheeto Satan and engage him in convo.

      as noted above, “45 has not one single redeeming quality and if you’re going to seek him out to shake his hand, you’re a bad person.”

      at this point in time, 45 has shown what a horrible person he is. he’s a bigot, a rapist, a con, a liar, a bully…his policies favor rich white people and no one else, he puts children in cages, his entire being is about what benefits him. (and yes, if you are OK with his racism, you’re a racist.)

      so, yeah, if you make a point to seek him out and shake his hand, you’re a bad person.

    • anon says:

      Oh hey, Vince!

      Nice try. You know it. We know it. It’s really not that big of a deal, because it’s not like anyone under the age of 30 knows who you are, anyway.

      So. Please raise your seat back and put away your tray table and enjoy the ride.

    • lucy2 says:

      It’s not just this one incident (though frankly that would be enough for me).
      In the past few years he’s become more outspoken about his right wing beliefs, including nonsense like allowing guns in schools, and supports people like Mel Gibson.
      That’s why no one is surprised by this. Disgusted, sure, but not surprised.

  27. BL says:

    VV has always been a misogynistic piece of garbage. Annnnd he looks 150 years old.

  28. Cindy says:

    I’m not “cancelling” him now. He’s been “cancelled” for me for over a decade because I always found him a boring, one-note, and I hate every movie he’s in. I don’t have to know his political standing to not want to watch anything with him.

    Why are we even talking about Vince Vaughn in 2020?

  29. Annie says:

    He doesn’t need to be canceled because he’s not relevant at all anymore. It’s not 2005. I don’t even remember the last time one of his movies did well or generated any sort of important chatter. But I’m not surprised at all that he’s a Republican. What I still can’t understand is why do people see a blabbering incompetent evil fool and still support him. At this point they’re all just as sick as he is. He’s not even a criminal mastermind or a credible villain like say, Putin. He’s a reality tv clown. A sad ignorant unintelligent clown. And people still look up to that. Gross. At least support a villain who’s not a total illiterate moron with mental decline. He hasn’t even accomplished anything good.

  30. Adrianna says:

    He’s almost 50, just aging I think, and not well. I know a group of very nice elderly women at my local coffee shop who are Trumpies. I judge them on other qualities, not their political affiliations. I couldn’t imagine being any other way than nice and friendly to them.

    • amayson1977 says:

      But the fact remains that people who support Trump approve of his actions, words, policies, and behavior. He is racist, misogynistic, proudly ignorant, rude, mannerless, coarse, cruel, vindictive, untruthful, lawless, and petty. So the “nice ladies” at the coffee shop see no problem with any of that.

      I don’t think that you have to be deliberately rude to people who are Trump supporters, but I also don’t think you have to go out of your way to be kind. They endorse him, so they clearly share in his reprehensible beliefs, and that’s enough reason for me to stay far, far away. This is different than the usual “agree to disagree” that is a hallmark of a healthy democracy. If you endorse evil, you’re evil, too. Period.

  31. anon says:

    I’d love to be a fly on the wall at the next meeting with his agents, lol. I mean, the romantic comedy thing is over (he’s too old, anyway), and he hasn’t really done anything noteworthy since True Detective Season 2, which was meh.

    Maybe he can team up with Bruce Willis and Sly Stallone to make more shitty “action flix.”

  32. S says:

    Vince Vaughn has long been known as an a-hole, who is difficult to work with—and his career trajectory bears that out.

    He’s also self-avowed Libertarian and supporter of Rand Paul and his dad Ron.

    He is not, and has never been, thought of as progressive.

  33. Charfromdarock says:

    You can’t cancel someone who was only relevant for about 5 minutes over a decade ago.

  34. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    He’s morphing into a tall Richard Simmons.

  35. McBain says:

    Wikipedia states his mother is a realtor and stockbroker; in the main, stockbrokers are greedy and vote conservative …so his conservative bent can be understood as being acquired culturally and genetically. As an aside, a quick search shows a hedge fund his mother ran was shady. The Wikipedia article says his mother was a highly rated wealth manager. In reality, the SEC banned her from trading for life.

  36. Laura-j says:

    What’s Doug Hutchinson doing in the news? Oh…. looking good Vince!

  37. Aimee says:

    He was not sitting with Trump because I watched the game and when they panned to them in their seats a few times he was not next to them. He just came over for a chat. Now, I read some guy say that they do not support or even like Trump but that he’s the president and he’d shake any president’s hand. Me? NOPE.

    BTW, you can’t tell me Melania likes American football. She looked bored out of her mind. Why did she come anyway??

  38. Annetommy says:

    All the fuss about him shaking hands with trump is OTT, I assumed he was that way Inclined, but wtf is this look in the top photo ? Red curly hair? I know it’s a long while since Swingers but it’s not that long since The Break Up where he was still a good looking man.

  39. Squints says:

    You guys are going to melt down after the election.

  40. Susie Moloney says:

    He is so NOT money.

  41. Kate says:

    Yeah this…. cancelled. I love wedding crashers, dodgeball etc. and this disappoints me, but now that I see it.. it completely makes sense. I think my age group (I’m 36) and others that were college aged when his movies came out forever wanted so see him as his character in dodgeball. Just an “average joe”. Ugh… bleh. Next.

  42. Joanna says:

    I’m so glad to be able to come here and see like minded people. I’m living in a very conservative area and you would be shocked at some of the stuff I hear. Fox News is on everywhere over here. I thought this customer named Rasheid worked at this one local BBQ place. I said to the owner, “hey Rasheid works for you right?” He goes, no I wouldn’t hire a Rasheid. Wtf?! I’ve been told I have a nice American last name. Some girl came in to cancel her debit card. She left her cell phone w the card on the golf cart and someone stole it. Came in saying it must have been one of the Mexican landscapers, blah blah. Seriously. I canceled her debit card as fast as I could. Then she started talking about going back to Georgia. Go bitch, take your racist ass back to Georgia. I wish I could say what I’m thinking sometimes.

  43. So sad that Trump worked it and was cheered there. Yikes. As for Vince, he is a horribly mean drunk (sober too) man. Many like I, canceled him years ago. Not for his views but his behavior. Now though? For both. He is not talented or kind enough to let it go. Think the next couple of weeks will be interesting, please don’t lose the faith everybody.

  44. Winterforever says:

    He’s a Republican so no surprise there

  45. MaryBeary says:

    No one cares about Vince Vaughn