This week the impeachment hearings have begun to roll out the testimony of the courageous career employees. As the Donald Trump epic unfolds, people have begun to realize just how bad of a guy the president really is. POTUS expected to find Ultimate Fight Championship (UFC) supporters at the Madison Square Garden bloodsport event. He was wrong.
Protesters stood outside where POTUS and his band of merry Republican politicians were expected to attend. The president did show up, but the people who greeted him were anti-Trump. The Associated Press (AP Sports) tweeted about the protesters:
‘Protesters gathered outside Madison Square Garden, where President Donald Trump was set to attend UFC 244. More on tonight’s fight from @APgelston: https://t.co/3IUGBmxdeo pic.twitter.com/NS7C0ItJmJ — AP Sports (@AP_Sports) November 3, 2019’
Protesters gathered outside Madison Square Garden, where President Donald Trump was set to attend UFC 244.
— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) November 3, 2019
Two dozen very unhappy protesters carrying stop-dead orange anti-Trump signs met the president, according to The New York Post. The UFC 244 match between welterweights Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz was set to begin.
Jorge Masvidal, an American mixed martial artist, competed in the UFC’s welterweight division. He was the first UFC BMF Champion and has won every year since 2003. This year he said that Trump was “a bad m*therfu*ker:”
”No matter what your views on Trump as a president, the guy’s a bad motherfucker man.”’ – Jorge Masvidal Trump is attending a UFC cage-match in NYC tonight with Masvidal on the main card.pic.twitter.com/ZMNdJrAzNc — Tim O’Brien (@TimOBrien) November 3, 2019′
“No matter what your views on Trump as a president, the guy’s a bad motherfucker man.” – Jorge Masvidal
Trump is attending a UFC cage-match in NYC tonight with Masvidal on the main card.pic.twitter.com/ZMNdJrAzNc
— Tim O’Brien (@TimOBrien) November 3, 2019
New York City posted a heavy police force on the sidewalks around the area. The NYC protesters were outspoken. Their signs read “Trump/Pence OUT NOW!” and “Trump is the Lynch-Mob Leader-in-chief!.” The protesters waved their signs while they waited for Trump to appear. Other protesters’ signs read in English and Spanish “No More Terrorists!” and “Deport Omar!”
Trump tweeted earlier
‘I love New York, but New York can never be great again under the current leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo (the brother of Fredo), or Mayor Bill DeBlasio. Cuomo has weaponized the prosecutors to do his dirty work (and to keep him out of jams), a reason some don’t want to be…’
The NYPD posted a member of the police force every half-block around the entire arena. A wall of steel barricade enclosed parts of the arena. There was even a force of police helicopters circling overhead. Members of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the U.S. Secret Service (SS) mingled. They participated in screening people who went inside and others.
Around 100 protesters stood on the corner of 31st Street and 8th Avenue. The protesters divided themselves into two groups” Refuse Fascism and Rise and Resist. One of the groups’ members carried white poster boards with “a thick, black letter.” Standing together, the letters spelled “#OUTNOW!” In addition, a protester with a megaphone shouted:
‘Danger, danger, there’s a fascist in the White House.’
At a later point in time, the lively protesters chanted:
‘Trump out now.’
Other protesters held orange signs that said “Trump/Pence ¡FUERA YA!”, Spanish for “out now.” Some of the outdoor protesters had signs that read:
‘HEADLOCK HIM UP.’
When Trump’s motorcade sped along the street, he could see the protesters as they jeered at him. There was also a smaller group wearing red hats. Their signs read
‘Make America Great Again.’
President of the UFC Dana White said, according to The USA TODAY Newspaper
‘So I just felt that we were going to walk in and whatever happens, happens.
‘Whoever you are … this is America. You believe what you want. If you want to boo, you boo. If you don’t, you don’t. As an American you can do whatever you want. You can choose whatever side you want to be on. I feel like these days, we live in a world where you can’t say, “I’m a Trump guy,” or “I’m a Hillary guy,” or whatever your deal is. This is America, you do what you want.’
The president traveled from Washington, D.C. with Representatives House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Mark Meadows (R-NC). The event happened just days after Trump changed his residency from New York City’s Trump Tower to his resort Mar-a-Lago in Florida.
After POTUS came into the arena via an underground garage, he and his entourage took their seats in the VIP section on the floor near the cage. Trump’s advisers wanted him to take a box, but as usual, he disagreed. UFC president Dana White said the Secret Service wanted the president to watch from a suite. Then, he added\ Trump “never listens to them anyway.”
Representative Peter King (R-NY), Donald Trump Jr., and Eric Trump also attended with the POTUS. The president walked out immediately after the fight.
Trump had already been booed at the fifth Washington National’s World Series baseball game this week. His image was also booed at the seventh game when he posted a revenge ad via the stadium’s jumbotron.
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