According to reports, "Hillbilly Elegy" author and Ohio GOP Senate candidate J.D. Vance was in the Hamptons "mingling with GOP titans of industry" this weekend at a fundraiser. But his appearance in the famously swanky seaside communities in Long Island, New York, has some crying hypocrisy, especially in light of a tweet Vance fired off earlier this month where he slammed the state of New York.
"Serious question: I have to go to New York soon and I'm trying to figure out where to stay," Vance tweeted on July 10. "I have heard it's disgusting and violent there. But is it like Walking Dead Season 1 or Season 4?"
According to Vance's critics on Twitter, his fundraising venture in the Hampton's doesn't exactly coincide with his "man of the people against the elites" persona.
@JDVance1 Hillbilly hypocrite https://t.co/PQadMsWfoq— Marcy Roberts🐶🐱Don't be a MASKHOLE (@Marcy Roberts🐶🐱Don't be a MASKHOLE) 1626704295.0
I wonder if JD Vance was railing against elites in the populisty enclave known as The Hamptons...? https://t.co/HPUbYu6dJl— Jonathan Copeland (@Jonathan Copeland) 1626707217.0
JD Vance, man of the people against the elites, hosting a fundraiser in Real America aka Southampton https://t.co/gnhchhlHiZ— Akhil Vohra (@Akhil Vohra) 1626704443.0
Populist in the streets but Brooks Brothers in the sheets. https://t.co/YbiISWPcsu— Sarah Longwell (@Sarah Longwell) 1626701280.0
Hillbilly boy visited the Hamptons and nothing burst into flames. (And reminder: JD Vance is a Midwesterner.) https://t.co/G9nk74GUpX— Main Street Muse (@Main Street Muse) 1626699315.0
My take is different than most. My problem isnt so much the obvious hypocrisy which I expect from politicians. (I d… https://t.co/PTs3IRZfin— Joshua Henry (@Joshua Henry) 1626707256.0
This is how he got the nickname “Everyman” JD Vance, because he understands what it means to be an anti-establishme… https://t.co/7M2SQkPl6D— Kris Wernowsky (@Kris Wernowsky) 1626707575.0
@JDVance1 Did you survive on your way to the Hamptons to rub elbows with elite east coast rich people??? https://t.co/Xp3XjJEyf7— Charles Sherrange (@Charles Sherrange) 1626707534.0
I mean, if JD Vance's hero Donald Trump proved anything, he proved you can be a complete phony and still fool total… https://t.co/gRqngFb5rc— Steve Singiser (@Steve Singiser) 1626706851.0