I’d say the sum of Vince Vaughn‘s cultural impact is that people feel compelled to add an obnoxious “baby!” when referencing Vegas. And I’d venture to say the majority of the “Vegas, baby!” population would most likely cite Zach Galifianakis or the cast of Jersey Shore as the inspiration, if they thought about it at all. What I’m saying is, in the year 2020 (or the 15 years preceding it), nobody’s really checking for Vince Vaughn. Yet, according to Newsweek, astonishingly, there’s been a recent uptick in interest in the comings and goings of True Detective season 2’s weakest link (a chain forged of crepe paper). We shouldn’t know that last night, Vince attended the College Football Playoff National Championship game in New Orleans, but we do. And we know this because he went out of his way to have a chat with Donald Trump. That’s it! That’s all it takes for Vince Vaughn to trend in 2020. Say what you will about Donald’s ability to govern, moral character, or lumpy body, but one simple fact remains – the power he wields is spectacular and alarming.
Here’s Vince and Trump leaning over Melania Trump to have a chat while Melania tries her darnedest not to throw up in her mouth a little bit because of their noxious breath. What a trouper!
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
According to Newsweek, after being widely shared on Twitter, this clip was seen by more people than Fred Claus and Four Christmases combined!
Sharing a 30-second clip of the friendly exchange on Twitter, former Daily Beast journalist Timothy Burke said: “I’m very sorry to have to share this video with you. All of it, every part of it.”
His reaction to the uneventful exchange picked up thousands of shares and sparked a backlash as other Twitter users mocked the perceived attempt to “cancel” Vaughn for speaking to the commander-in-chief.
Vince wanting to meet Donald Trump shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Why wouldn’t he? Vince is a registered republican, a staunch defender of the 2nd amendment who thinks teachers should be armed, and he’s good friends with Ron Paul, whom he backed for president (via Telegraph UK). The only people who really seem invested in the VINCE VAUGHN IS CANCELLED narrative are people on the right who probably always follow “Vegas” with “Baby!”
Hello Liberals 👋
— ✝️ Divine Mercy (@jy_liberty) January 14, 2020