Vince Vaughn has issued a response to a video that went viral of him shaking hands with President Trump.
The video, which was from a 2020 college football national championship game last January in New Orleans, shows the actor embracing Trump after a brief chat.
I'm very sorry to have to share this video with you. All of it, every part of it. pic.twitter.com/ELMbDHZbZq
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 14, 2020
It has since been viewed millions of times after being posted to Twitter with the caption:
“I’m very sorry to have to share this video with you. All of it, every part of it.”
In a new interview with The Los Angeles Times, the actor, 50, has responded to the backlash the video received:
“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. 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, 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. The people you disagree with the most, you should stand up for their right to do that.”
Vaughn is a self-proclaimed Libertarian, and confirmed he did not vote for Trump.