This weekend, shortly after President Donald Trump went to a D.C. game of the World Series and got roundly booed, he went to another sporting event in an apparent attempt to resuscitate his image. It didn’t work. Videos have circulated around the internet of people booing Trump when he stopped by a UFC fight in New York City, but that didn’t stop the perpetually ego-obsessed president from claiming the situation as a win anyway! Apparently, based on his Twitter commentary about the situation, he’d like us all to pretend like the booing videos that we all saw don’t exist.
‘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!’
Again — there have been numerous videos circulating at this point of boos. Apparently, faced with the prospect of yet another public shaming on par with the very high-profile World Series one, the best that the president could come up with is to stick his head in the metaphorical sand and pretend like it didn’t happen. The amazing thing is that we’re expected to trust a guy to handle national security issues whose ego is this fragile.
There’s a video with about 4 million views and climbing (fast) that was taken from a little high up in the stands and essentially has only boos audible. Seriously — there are only boos able to be heard in the video. There’s another video circulating that was taken from ground level and is more muffled, but is still clearly not just a chorus of cheers.
— Minh Ngo (@minhtngo) November 3, 2019
The crowd at MSG as Trump takes his seat for the UFC fights pic.twitter.com/9ACcWCispp
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) November 3, 2019
Seriously — we can all see and hear these videos, but the Trump propaganda machine has been running full speed ahead anyway.
Check out Twitter’s response below…