The left continues to try to vilify and attack conservative actor Vince Vaughn over his meeting this past January with President Trump at the College Football National Championship game.
Rejecting the political Left’s new and fierce adherence to “cancel culture,” Vaughn said he was raised “with the idea that you could have different likes and beliefs and you should respect and defend that in other people, not shout it down.”
The “Old School” actor was asked during a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times about the backlash from the Trump interaction and calls from the Left to “cancel” him.
“In my career I’ve met a lot of politicians who I’ve always been cordial to; I’ve met Nancy Pelosi and was cordial to her as well,” Vaughn explained. “It was the only time I’ve ever met him. We said hello. He was very personable. I didn’t get into policies.”
“I think people are more charged than ever about these things,” the 50-year-old continued. “But I don’t think most people take that stuff as seriously as the small percentage that’s making noise about it.”
“I was raised with the idea that you could have different likes and beliefs and you should respect and defend that in other people, not shout it down,” said Vaughn. “The people you disagree with the most, you should stand up for their right to do that.”
Radical leftist blogger Timothy Burke took a shot at Vaughn on Twitter whiles sharing the video of the meeting he had with The President. “I’m very sorry to have to share this video with you. All of it, every part of it.” Burke blurted out.
The “Wedding Crashers” star has in the past publicly supported former libertarian Rep. Ron Paul and has been vocal about his support for the Second Amendment and limited government.
“I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home,” the actor told GQ Magazine back in 2015. “We don’t have the right to bear arms because of burglars; we have the right to bear arms to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government. It’s not about duck hunting; it’s about the ability of the individual. It’s the same reason we have freedom of speech.”
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