If President Trump, after getting booed at the World Series, was looking for some crowd love at the UFC 244 event over the weekend, he better keep looking.
The raucous — and mostly chilly — reception at Madison Square Garden on Saturday captured the vast political divide in the U.S., and UFC President Dana White, a longtime “Trump guy,” shared his thoughts following the event.
‘There’s this craziness going on politically right now… if you’re a Trump guy you don’t like certain types of people… there’s a lot of bullshit in that. The country is in a crazy place with all that.’
He’s not wrong about that.
White went on to say he doesn’t surround himself with people who only agree with him politically, pointing to actor Michael Rapoport and rapper Snoop Dogg as two Trump haters that he considers close friends.
“Whoever you are, this is America. You can believe or do whatever you want. If you want to boo, you can boo,” he said. “As an American, you can do whatever you want to do, and you can choose whatever side you want to be on.”
White explained he had dinner at the White House Thursday — his fourth time as a dinner guest — and that’s when Trump told him he’d be attending.
“I was like ‘Oh my god! That’s going to be a rough one!” White said. “Why don’t we do Vegas on the 14th (December)? And New York was the only one that he could do, so he came tonight.”
Watch the press conference: