President Trump made an appearance at Madison Square Garden for a UFC event, where he was greeted by a mixed response – depending on who you ask.
On Saturday, an ESPN reporter on the ground claimed there was noticeably more cheering than booing. However, there were about two dozen protesters outside the arena holding signs. The New York Post reported there were about twice as many supporters. [RELATED: Warren’s Medicare For All Plan: Private Insurance Employees Displaced, Price Tag In The ‘Trillions’]
President Trump himself has since weighed in on alleged mixed reaction. In a Sunday tweet, he said walking into the arena for the big UFC Championship fight was a little bit like walking into one of his rallies.
Walking into Madison Square Garden last night with @danawhite for the big @UFC Championship fight was a little bit like walking into a Trump Rally. Plenty of MAGA & KAG present. Great energy. Fantastic job Dana! Heading to D.C. and then to Kentucky for a big @MattBevin Rally…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2019
The president went on to say there were plenty of MAGA and ‘Keep America Great’ supporters present, which he said contributed to “great energy.” He also praised the organization’s president, who has previously shown support for President Trump.
“Donald was the first guy who recognized the potential that we saw in the UFC and encouraged us to build our business,” stated UFC president Dana White. “He hosted our first two events at his venue, he dealt with us personally, and he made a deal that worked for everyone – he shows up.” [RELATED: Ukraine ‘Whistleblower’ Legal Team Threatens Legal Action Against Journalists]
Donald Trump Jr. also took to social media following the event. He said despite the recent reports of a booing crowd, the response was overwhelmingly positive.
For all the haters that keep pretending it was only cheers by us in the first video and boos elsewhere, here’s another one from higher up. Nice try fake news, fakers gonna fake but you’re only driving home the point that you guys are biased beyond repair. @ufc @danawhite pic.twitter.com/vf907q7EAH
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 3, 2019
President Trump’s next major event will take place on Monday in Kentucky, where he will deliver remarks at a rally with Governor Matt Bevin. [RELATED: BREAKING: DOJ Releases 500 Pages Of Mueller Investigation Memos]