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Trump’s Sons Claim Dad Was Not Booed at UFC Event, He Was

Ignore what you’ve heard. Both Don Jr. and Eric say it’s “fake news”

Donald Trump waves to the crowd at a UFC fightDonald Trump waves to the crowd at a UFC fight

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Last Sunday President Donald Trump was loudly booed and greeted with “lock him up” chants while attending Game 5 of the World Series in DC between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros. On Saturday night, it happened again at a UFC fight at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

But according to the president’s sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, the noise heard from the Ultimate Fighting Championship crowd accompanying their father’s entrance into the arena was nothing but full throated support and cheers.

Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter to blast the BBC’s reality-based take on the crowd’s reaction by labeling it “fake news.”

“Fake News gonna fake. Why don’t you play the video you leftist hacks? I was there in the heart of NYC and it was overwhelmingly positive. An awesome response. It’s nice that everyone at least sees that you’ve flat out stopped even pretending to be objective,” Trump Jr. wrote.

Eric Trump was also stunned by the accurate reporting and tweeted that the boos where not boos, and that the crowd was chanting “Trump and USA.”

“What a joke. You are the most dishonest people. The audience was chanting ‘Donald Trump, Donald Trump’ followed by ‘USA USA.’ Dana White said it was the greatest entrance he has seen into a UFC. I can’t wait until we win again in 2020 to further embarras [sic] your profession #FakeNews,” Eric Trump wrote.

Pro MMA fighter Tara LaRosa, a Trump supporter, did tweet a video from the event where, as she wrote, a “positive reaction” could be heard.

In all likelihood the president did receive a more of a positive reaction than most of the videos circulating on social media would reflect. Experienced fans who’ve attended sports events in person know that a vocal minority booing loudly could dominate the sound in an arena, thus skewing the overall reaction. But, for the son’s to call their father getting booed on Saturday night “fake news” or made up is literally fake news itself.


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