Vince Vaughn reveals only candidate he ever supported, opens up about backlash from Trump chat

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As someone who’s apparently only ever supported one political family, Hollywood actor Vince Vaughn doesn’t give a hoot about what left-wing critics have to say about him meeting, chatting with and shaking the hands of President Donald Trump.

The fact is that Vaughn has never been much of a political guy, save for the times he supported Ron Paul and reportedly Rand Paul as well.

The only candidate I ever supported is [former Libertarian presidential nominee] Ron Paul. … I don’t have a party that I support and endorse,” he admitted this week in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

In fact, for me sometimes it’s difficult to find a candidate that you feel is philosophically consistent and not just going along with whoever is funding their particular party. That’s as much as I’ll get into it at this point.”

According to reports, besides supporting Ron Paul in the 2008 and 2012 elections, he allegedly also supported Paul’s son, Rand Paul, in the 2016 race.

Regardless, because of left-wing rage, Vaughn wound up being dragged into the political realm anyway last January when he ran into and briefly spoke with the president at the LSU-Clemson national championship college football game.

The reaction at the time was fierce and unhinged.

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A spokesperson for the actor released a statement at the time explaining away the meeting by saying he “was introduced briefly to the president and first Lady.”

Speaking with the Times this week, however, Vaughn had a bit more to say.

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,” he said to the Times.

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.”

The problem is that there seems to be more than just a “small percentage” of people who lose their minds over such matters.

A survey of 1004 college-aged students conducted last year found that 59 percent supported rewriting the First Amendment to outlaw so-called “hate speech.”

These are the same sorts of people who’d likely eagerly accuse Vaughn of being a “Nazi” if they knew how strongly he supports freedom and liberty.

In fact, a new round of backlash against him has already begun to erupt.

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It’s as if these people have no idea what it means to be hateful, let alone a Nazi. They sit there smugly labeling other people “not human” and claiming that those with opposing ideas aren’t “fit for polite society.” Yet they profess to be the tolerant, loving ones.

According to Northwestern University arts and humanities professor Gary Saul Morson, the liberal Marxists who committed untold acts of “radical intolerance and violence” during the Russian Revolutions in the early 1900s had thought the same thing about themselves.

“Socialized to regard anything conservative as reprehensible—and still worse, as a social faux pas—they contrived ways to justify radical intolerance and violence as forced, understandable, and noble,” he notes in the latest issue of “First Things” journal.

“They had to, since the fundamental emotional premise of liberalism—hostility to those ignorant, bigoted, morally depraved people on the right—almost always proved more compelling than professed intellectual ­commitments.”

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