Video of Mel Gibson Saluting Donald Trump Viewed Over 500,000 Times

A viral video is making the rounds that shows actor Mel Gibson apparently saluting Donald Trump at the star-studded UFC 264 fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirer on July 10.

The video, originally posted by conservative outlet The Columbia Bugle on Twitter, shows the controversial actor and director gesturing to Trump as a security team whisks the former president away. Other videos from the event show Gibson in the same black collared shirt, and Snopes later confirmed the validity of the video.

Yoooooo!!! Is that Mel Gibson saluting President Trump? #UFC264 pic.twitter.com/QEqa0p2cOn

— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) July 11, 2021

Gibson, known for his outspokenness, delved into his political views during a December 2020 interview on the Fox News show The Ingraham Angle.

"Who the hell cares what I think? I'm not an expert—what am I qualified to talk about?" Gibson told host Laura Ingraham. "It's alright. It allows you a sense of anonymity so that in your performance you can come out and just be anything; you're not already carrying a lot of baggage. It's partially intentional.

"I am politically incorrect, that's true," Gibson continued. "Political correctness to me is just intellectual terrorism. I find that really scary, and I won't be intimidated into changing my mind. Everyone isn't going to love you all the time."

Trump is back in the news after filing a class-action lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter and Google, accusing the sites of infringing upon his rights as a U.S. citizen for banning him from their social media platforms.

"It will be a pivotal battle in the defense of the First Amendment," Trump said in a statement. "Our case will prove this censorship is unlawful, unconstitutional, and completely unAmerican,"

Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender is gearing up to release his new book, Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost, on July 13. In the book, Trump discusses with Bender how spending time away from social media has allowed him to catch up in other areas of his life.

"It's really better than Twitter," Trump said. "I didn't realize you can spend a lot of time on this. Now I actually have time to make phone calls, and do other things and read papers that I wouldn't read."

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A viral video shows actor/director Mel Gibson saluting Donald Trump as he walks by him at the UFC 264 fight on July 10. Here, Gibson is seen attending The Art Of Elysium's 12th Annual Celebration, on January 05, 2019, in Los Angeles. Michael Tran/FilmMagic/Getty Images