Mel Gibson appeared to salute Donald Trump during UFC 264 on July 10 between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirer in a viral video spread across social media.
- The viral video shows Mel Gibson apparently saluting Donald Trump during the UFC 264 match on July 10.
- The video was tweeted by conservative outlet The Columbia Bugle.
- Snopes later confirmed that other videos from the event show Gibson in the same black collared shirt.
- Facebook, Twitter, and Google were sued by him, accusing the sites of violating his rights.
The video, first shared by conservative outlet The Columbia Bugle on Twitter, shows the controversial actor and director gesturing to Trump as a security team whisks him away. Snopes later confirmed that other videos from the event show Gibson in the same black collared shirt.
Gibson, known for his outspokenness, discussed his political views with the Fox News show The Ingraham Angle in December 2020.
What the hell am I even qualified to talk about? I’m no expert. Who cares what I think?” Gibson asked host Laura Ingraham. “It’s alright. As a result, you can come out and be anything you want; you don’t have a lot of baggage to carry. It’s partly intentional.
Gibson continued, “I am politically incorrect. Political correctness is intellectual terrorism to me. That scares me, and I will not be intimidated into changing my mind. Everyone won’t always love you.”
Donald Trump filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter, and Google, claiming the sites violated his rights as a U.S. citizen by banning him from their social media platforms.
“It will be a pivotal battle in defending the First Amendment,” Trump said in a statement. “Our case will prove this censorship is unlawful, unconstitutional, and completely unAmerican,”
On July 13, Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender will release his new book, Frankly, and We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost. Donald Trump discusses with Bender how spending time away from social media has allowed him to catch up in other areas of his life.
Trump said it was better than Twitter. “I didn’t realize you could spend so much time on this. Now I can do other things and read papers I wouldn’t normally read.”