UFC Champ Conor McGregor: Trump is the ‘Greatest’ President ‘of All Time’
Champion fighter shows support for President
UFC champion Conor McGregor divided his fan base after he voiced support for President Donald Trump on Monday, saying he was a "phenomenal president" and possibly the greatest of all time.
McGregor was responding to Trump's tweet, which said:
“It was exactly three years ago today, January 20, 2017, that I was sworn into office. So appropriate that today is also MLK jr DAY. African-American Unemployment is the LOWEST in the history of our Country, by far. Also, best Poverty, Youth, and Employment numbers, ever. Great!”
“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. Incredible. Congrats and Happy Martin Luther King Jr. day America.”
McGregor used the goat emoji, which in context means the “Greatest Of All Time.”
This is not the first-time high profile sportsmen has endorsed Trump, former coaches have previously supported the president from professional and college sports.
The Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Monday in Raleigh, which was hosted by Black Voices for Trump, focused “the transformation of the black community as a result of President Trump’s pro-growth policies which have empowered African Americans across the country,” the Trump campaign said in a statement.
Civil Rights Leaders and Black Voices for Trump board member, Clarence Henderson, said in a statement.
“President Trump is continuing the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream by delivering for African American communities."
“Today’s event demonstrates the growing support for President Trump’s agenda. Under President Trump, black unemployment hit an all-time low, wages are growing at the fastest pace in a decade, the black poverty rate has reached its lowest point in history, and our cities are transforming thanks to Opportunity Zones.
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.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 21, 2020
Early stages of term also.
Congrats and Happy Martin Luther King Jr. day America 🇺🇸❤️🇮🇪
Our voice is finally being heard, and now through Election Day 2020, we will secure a second term for President Trump so he can continue creating economic prosperity for generations to come.”
The black community high approval for Trump reveals a shift in how the Republican Party approaches minority communities.
In August last year, Neon Nettle reported Trump produced more jobs than ever for younger African-Americans.
The unemployment rate for African-Americans between the ages of 16 and 19 plummeted to 17.7 percent, the lowest rate since government records began in the early 1970s.
According to the most recent data from the Department of Labor, a total of 762,000 young African-Americans had jobs in July.
That number is the highest on record.