Conor McGregor praises Donald Trump – Gets ROASTED on Twitter!
It seems many fans did not take kindly to Conor McGregor praising US resident Donald Trump on Twitter, as the backlash was swift.
UFC 246 was certainly a spectacular comeback for Conor McGregor, who dispatched Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in just 40 seconds! It was a near flawless performance for McGregor, who didn’t absorb a single strike. After the fight UFC president Dana White said that a lightweight title shot was next for McGregor.
The returning Irish superstar then took to Twitter the coming days after, partaking in jovial congratulation discussions from fans. Then, on Martin Luther King Day, January 20th, McGregor commented on a post by US president Donald Trump. McGregor praised the Trump presidency, and wished the American population a happy Martin Luther King Day.
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.
Early stages of term also.
Congrats and Happy Martin Luther King Jr. day America ??❤️??
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 21, 2020
“Phenomenal President. Quite possibly the USA (goat). Most certainly one of them anyway, as he sits atop the shoulders of many amazing giants that came before him. No easy feet. Early stages of term also. Incredible. Congrats and Happy Martin Luther King Jr. day America,” McGregor wrote.
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Trump is, however, a controversial and divisive president. While the political climate in the USA has been quite divisive for a long time, there seems to have been an increased divide between republicans and democrats as of the last few presidencies. Trump’s controversial and at times harsh statements have alienated many, in particular minorities.
This led to many on Twitter blasting McGregor for his praising of Trump.
If fairness the two of you do have a lot in common:-
1. both driven by greedy/money
2. Both drug addicts
3. Both racists
4. Both partial to a bit of rape
5. Both have dodgy hair
— Colm Moloney (@Colm_Moloney) January 21, 2020
Just got off the McGregor bus, I was a huge fan until this tweet, I'm sure this will cost you more fans than any fight you lose.
Team Masdival, Khabib, Usman or anyone who fights you now!!!
— Flush the orange turd (@Cotumarre) January 21, 2020
You just lost all my respect Connor boy… I’m shitting you! I never had respect for you ? ?
— SonofSoul?? ??? (@impeach_2019) January 21, 2020
Rigged fight. Rigged presidency. Makes sense
— Michael Handler (@MikeHandles) January 21, 2020
Not a good look Conor, but I guess one criminal congratulating another criminal shouldn't come as a surprise. Rats live with rats.
— Fourteenstories (@TrumpMustGo9) January 21, 2020
These comments come shortly after the praise that McGregor received for his respectful demeanour shown in the lead up to UFC 246. Last year was not a good year for McGregor, who struggled with controversies outside of the cage. While some fans didn’t appreciate these recent comments, Trump fans certainly did. Regardless McGregor remains the biggest star in MMA, and has transcended the sport like no one before him. That is worth a lot no matter what political affiliations one might have.