Donald Trump just tweeted that being at Madison Square Garden Saturday night was “a little bit like walking into a Trump rally” … which means he was impervious to the boos as he entered the arena.
Trump had to know the venue would be as polarized as the U.S. Capitol … just by the demonstration outside MSG as he arrived. Donald Trump Jr., who accompanied his dad, called reports of booing “bullsh*t.” He noted UFC Prez Dana White called the President’s entrance electrifying. Eric Trump was also on hand for the fight.
The Rock also made a special appearance. He presented a ‘BMF’ — baddest motherf***er — belt to Jorge Masvidal, who beat Nate Diaz, but it was a little bit of an underwhelming victory — doctors stopped the fight after round 3 because Diaz’s face was messed up. The Rock said before the fight he was super pumped about presenting the award.
This was not Trump’s first brush with a hostile crowd. When he showed up for game 5 of the World Series, there was a healthy chorus of, “Lock him up.”