There are only a few things certain in life: taxes, death, and now President Donald Trump getting booed at various sporting events.
On Saturday night, Trump attended the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 244 match to watch Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz square off at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Upon entering the arena–along with other republicans, Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and the UFC President Dana White–he was met with a barrage of boos from the crowd.
Trump getting booed at UFC! LMAO! Even there?! pic.twitter.com/qzISfRBOfq
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) November 3, 2019
There was also an anti-Trump protest outside the arena in what was once his place of residence.
Protesters gathered outside Madison Square Garden, where President Donald Trump was set to attend UFC 244.
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) November 3, 2019
Despite the overwhelming footage that shows otherwise, Trump Jr. is claiming the arena “was overwhelmingly positive” and that White said “it was the most electrifying entrance” he had seen in his 25-year career with the UFC.
Despite the bullshit from blue checkmark Twitter, when we walked into the arena it was overwhelmingly positive. @danawhite said it was the most electrifying entrance he seen in 25 years of doing this. @ufc https://t.co/62dAdDimGD
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 3, 2019
This marks the second time within a week that Trump was booed at a sporting event. On Sunday, he attended Game 5 of the World Series between Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros in Washington, D.C. Upon being introduced to the stadium on the big screen, Nats fans booed Trump and chanted, “Lock him up.”
The two incidents in tandem led #TrumpBooedAgain to trend on Twitter.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) November 3, 2019
They will boo him in the park
They will boo him after dark
They will boo him at UFC
They will boo him for you and me!#TrumpBooedAgain
— Serious Black (@NicsuPR) November 3, 2019
- New Yorkers cheer Trump’s announcement he’s changing his address to Florida
- Trump jokes Melania wouldn’t cry if he got shot
- Nats fans boo Trump, chant ‘Lock him up’
H/T the Hill