Every institution in America is ganging up on Donald Trump to stop him from winning re-election.
Trump’s under siege like never before.
And then Donald Trump walked into a UFC fight and you won’t believe what happened next.
Ultimate Fighting Championship is the only sports league where the fighters, management, and fan base unapologetically support Donald Trump.
The depths of Trump’s support with his base were on display over the weekend when Trump attended UFC 295.
Trump entered a sold-out Madison Square Garden to Kid Rock’s hit song American Badass flanked by Tucker Carlson, UFC head honcho Dana White, and Kid Rock himself.
The 16,000 fans in attendance burst out into a raucous standing ovation as Trump and his entourage made their way to their front-row seats where they watched Alex Pereria defeat Jiří Procházka in the main event by knockout in a light heavyweight title match.
This is epic. President Trump, Kid Rock and Tucker Carlson are hanging out at the UFC fight at Madison Square Garden pic.twitter.com/tlNgyYbQhm
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) November 12, 2023
Trump dominated the pop culture scene all weekend as on Saturday Night Live, James Austin Johnson’s Donald Trump appeared in a cold open sketch parodying the most recent GOP Presidential debate where Trump mocked the five Republicans on stage for trailing him so badly in the polls.
Trump makes an appearance at the Republican debate pic.twitter.com/QQO6hDd95W
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) November 12, 2023
On Fox & Friends Weekend, the co-hosts cheered the sketch saying the humor landed because it accurately described the state of the GOP race with Trump running far ahead and his rivals being nothing more than background bit players.
“I didn’t see the whole thing. I don’t know where they went after that, but that’s the truth. Donald Trump is the nominee until something changes,” co-host Joey Jones stated.
“The thing is people, get mad at the truth and all you can do is just explain reality,” co-host Will Cain adding that “it’s not looking good right now if your name isn’t Donald Trump. It’s just not looking good.”
One of the biggest strengths that Donald Trump possessed when he entered the 2016 race was that he was a fixture in pop culture for decades.
Just like in 2016, most of Trump’s rivals this go-round are conventional politicians.
And that leaves that at a disadvantage in competing with Trump’s star power.