Conor McGregor had a pretty interesting revelation Monday night, publicly showing his support for President Donald Trump, and calling him “quite possibly” the USA’s greatest of all time.
The US President sent out a tweet to commemorate his inauguration three years ago, and brought up statistics about African-Americans on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The UFC superstar decided to reply and compliment the “phenomenal president” about it afterwards.
It was exactly three years ago today, January 20, 2017, that I was sworn into office. So appropriate that today is also MLK jr DAY. African-American Unemployment is the LOWEST in the history of our Country, by far. Also, best Poverty, Youth, and Employment numbers, ever. Great!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2020
Phenomenal President. Quite possibly the USA . Most certainly one of them anyway, as he sits atop the shoulders of many amazing giants that came before him. No easy feet.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 21, 2020
Early stages of term also.
Congrats and Happy Martin Luther King Jr. day America ❤️
“Phenomenal President. Quite possibly the USA ,” McGregor wrote. “Most certainly one of them anyway, as he sits atop the shoulders of many amazing giants that came before him. No easy feet. (sic)
“Early stages of term also. Incredible. Congrats and Happy Martin Luther King Jr. day America ❤️ ”
The sudden compliment from the Irishman isn’t not exactly the biggest surprise for everyone, but it did catch some off-guard, including UFC vet Ben Askren.
Conor is a MAGA guy! C'mon what a twist https://t.co/IU12TlEYIy— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) January 21, 2020
Dana White and several other UFC fighters have also gone to bat and showed support for the sitting US President. Trump and his sons have attended UFC events in the past, most recently with Jorge Masvidal and the President exchanging compliments to each other.
Conversely, there are also a few — like Kevin Lee, who has appeared on Bernie Sanders’ rally — that publicly endorse Democratic presidential candidates.