By: MMA Junkie Staff |
February 20, 2020 10:00 pm
Four years later, with Trump’s re-election campaign in full swing, the UFC boss is at it again.
On Thursday night, White gave a speech at a Trump rally in Colorado Springs, Colo. Speaking before thousands at Broadmoor World Arena, White didn’t really get into politics. Instead, he mostly touted the character of Trump, who attended UFC 244 last November at Madison Square Garden in New York.
“What’s up, Colorado. How are you today?” White said. “So, I’m not a very political person. I’ll start there. But let me say this: There’s things that I could tell you about the President of the United States that you don’t hear on TV and you don’t hear from other people. I’ve known this man for 20 years. We’ve actually become even closer since he’s become the President of the United States. When somebody becomes the President of the United States, you don’t expect to hear from them again, OK? And I understand it. It absolutely makes sense. This guy is so loyal and such a good friend. When I saw him today, when I met him on Air Force One, the first thing he said to me is, ‘How is your family.’
“Good man, very loyal and a very good friend. I see a lot of things from Mr. Trump that the public doesn’t see, and the people who surround me every day see how this man treats me as a friend and other people he’s friends with. He’s a fighter, he loves this country, he’s doing great things for this country, and we gotta win this election again, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you.”
You can watch White’s speech in the video below:
As for how Trump’s rally went, here’s a report via USA TODAY:
President Donald Trump delivered a mostly standard stump speech during a rally in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday night – though he deviated in a few key respects.
Speaking before a cheering crowd at Broadmoor World Arena, the president touted the robust U.S. economy, slammed the state for its immigration policies and touted the trade deals he has signed with Mexico, Canada and several other countries.
Trump is on a four-day swing of western states, scooping up campaign cash and holding a nightly rally.
Trump offered the crowd in Colorado a few new lines:
He went after the Oscars, questioning why the Academy gave its Best Picture award to Parasite, a South Korean film. He also fired back at actor Brad Pitt, calling him a “little wise guy” for an acceptance speech in which he joked about the Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate.
Trump repeatedly suggested that Colorado, which Hillary Clinton won in 2016, was not only in play but that Republicans would win the state in a “landslide.” Colorado has gone Democratic in the last three presidential elections. Still, Trump campaign aides believe they have a decent shot there, depending on the Democratic nominee.
Finally, the president used his rally to expand on his criticism of the Democratic presidential debate that took place the night before. He trained most of his first on former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who he described as “mini Mike” asserted that he was ”not doing well.”
The rally weighed in at 98 minutes.
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