That’s right: Trump — alongside his eldest son, Don Jr. — will be spending the night of September 11 offering commentary on a bout featuring an over-the-hill boxer — Holyfield is 58! — on something called Fite (not a typo) TV.
“I love great fighters and great fights,” Trump said in announcing his plans for Saturday night. “I look forward to seeing both this Saturday night and sharing my thoughts ringside. You won’t want to miss this special event.”
To be surprised by any of this is to fundamentally misunderstand who Donald Trump really is.
Seen through that lens, Trump’s decision to sit ringside and offer live commentary of a fight makes total sense.
Trump has long been a fan of both boxing and mixed martial arts.
See, Trump does what he wants when he wants to do it. People who raise questions about the propriety of, say, doing ringside commentary on the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, are just “haters” and “losers.” Or people who don’t get him. Or something.
Here’s the thing: It’s not a partisan statement to say that a former president should not be at a boxing match — much less doing commentary on the bout — on the same day that 2,996 Americans lost their lives 20 years ago. Period.