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Following the news earlier this week that the Democrats pushed an impeachment package through a divided house of Representatives, the appearance of President Donald Trump out and about in New York City caused quite a stir.
As Trump entered Madison Square Garden on Saturday for the UFC 244 event, it appeared that he was booed by a considerable proportion of the crowd inside the venue. Many guests at the event took to social media to share their experience. “The President is here and the boos are deafening,” wrote one user.
In video footage captured on social media, the boos can be heard among the crowd, as some people waved their arms and took pictures. According to the White House public pool report, Trump pumped his fist while waiting for the main fight and waved to attendees, the latter of which again provoked a mixed reaction from the crowd.
— Rob Taub (@RTaub_) November 3, 2019
And that’s what #UFC244 sounds like when Trump shows up.
He got booed.
Just like the #WorldSeries.
Now, all he’s got to do is an NFL game and NBA game and he can round out his tour of disapproval.pic.twitter.com/0PJJUOF8rX
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) November 3, 2019
— Ricardo Montero (@RicardoMonteroH) November 3, 2019
Trump himself weighed in on his appearance in tweets sent Saturday night and Sunday morning:
Despite the bullshit from blue checkmark Twitter, when we walked into the arena it was overwhelmingly positive. @danawhite said it was the most electrifying entrance he seen in 25 years of doing this. @ufc https://t.co/62dAdDimGD
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 3, 2019
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! Heading to D.C. and then to Kentucky for a big @MattBevin Rally…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2019
He also retweeted pro MMA fighter Tara LaRosa, who wrote that Trump received a “positive reaction from the crowd”:
— Tara LaRosa (@TaraLaRosa) November 3, 2019
This activity comes just a week after Trump was booed by baseball fans at Game 5 of the World Series. Attendees at the game also shouted chants including “Lock him up!” and held banners emblazoned with the words, “Impeach Trump.”
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