Less than a week after World Series jeers, Trump was booed at UFC fight in NYC
Not even one week after Donald Trump was booed by spectators at Game 5 of the World Series in Washington D.C., he took a little journey to New York’s Madison Square Garden, where he was booed once more. Trump, who has been a fan and supporter of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) for a long time, appeared at the MMA match with his sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, as well as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Republican Reps. Peter King and Mark Meadows.
Trump waved and gave a thumbs up to the crowd, reports The New York Times.
Here are some clips of the moment, which have gone viral on Twitter. And of course, some commentary from the Trumps.
This may be the best one yet. You get to hear the crowd for a few seconds BEFORE Donald Trump shows up. Sorry, Do… https://t.co/UqD5wMmQcn— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes@mastodon.world) (@TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes@mastodon.world)) 1572749750
Trump just came out to huge boos at Madison Square Garden for the #UFC244 event tonight https://t.co/OxQYmmfW0m— Ιman Amrani | ايمان (@Ιman Amrani | ايمان) 1572746249
This could be the last time Trump ventures out in public. Massive boos as he entered Madison Square Garden last nig… https://t.co/keDvGZn9GW— Mark Elliott (@Mark Elliott) 1572797945
Protesters also convened outside of the arena:
Protesters gathered outside Madison Square Garden, where President Donald Trump was set to attend UFC 244. More on… https://t.co/jU5AaAiY3h— AP Sports (@AP Sports) 1572742293
Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter to try and write-off the jeering videos. He also made an interesting jab at “blue checkmark” Twitter (referring to verified Twitter accounts) though he does, indeed, have a blue checkmark himself:
Despite the bullshit from blue checkmark Twitter, when we walked into the arena it was overwhelmingly positive.… https://t.co/aWdYtM4gEk— Donald Trump Jr. (@Donald Trump Jr.) 1572751862
Eric Trump also went to bat for his dad, and brought out a little hashtag Fake News:
What a joke. You are the most dishonest people. The audience was chanting “Donald Trump, Donald Trump” followed by… https://t.co/Tuaue6nLwO— Eric Trump (@Eric Trump) 1572758401
And what did Trump himself have to say? Like son, like father, in this case:
Fake News! https://t.co/pL9gMFvZEn— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1572799508
He also compared entering MSG to entering one of his rallies:
Walking into Madison Square Garden last night with @danawhite for the big @UFC Championship fight was a little bit… https://t.co/W4HTuFbJI4— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1572793260
And, for memory’s sake, Trump being booed at Nationals Park:
President Donald Trump was just introduced at Nationals Park during Game 5 of the World Series. Lots of boos. https://t.co/xSvZJcTpYH— Chase Hughes (@Chase Hughes) 1572224900