Conor McGregor — an Irish mixed-martial artist and Ultimate Fighting Championship title holder — heaped praise on President Trump, calling him “incredible” and a “phenomenal President” while tweeting an image of a goat (which means “Greatest of All Time”).
McGregor tweeted: “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.”
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
McGregor was reacting to President Trump’s tweet, when he recounted: “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!”
The president responded by congratulating Conor on his recent 40-second UFC knockout win.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 21, 2020
Conor McGregor’s unabashed praise for President Trump is a dramatic turnaround from 2015, when the Irish fighter said “Donald can shut his big, fat mouth!”
At the time, McGregor was upset that Trump said he was glad that former mixed-martial artist Ronda Rousey lost a championship after Rousey had trash-talked the then-presidential candidate.
Glad to see that @RondaRousey lost her championship fight last night. Was soundly beaten – not a nice person!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 16, 2015
In November 2016, McGregor gleefully sang along to Nipsey Hustle’s rap song “FDT” (F*ck Donald Trump) after his historic win at UFC 205.
Despite his early anti-Trump animus, McGregor has changed his tune after seeing how President Trump electrified the U.S. economy and shut down Iran after the rogue regime vowed to kill more Americans.
Meanwhile, President Trump is keeping things moving as the Senate impeachment trial kicked. Predictably, Democrats are whining over the Senate trial rules.
Fox News opinion host Sean Hannity said he wants to “give Senator Mitch McConnell credit here, because he’s not going to allow this circus.”
Hannity remarked: “The president especially should have a right to a speedy trial. Now they can make their case, but if they want this to go on for weeks and months, [McConnell] is creating rules that would allow the president’s team the right to make a motion to dismiss.”
Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, an attorney, replied: “I think that we are framing this issue very, very well, especially over the last few days. The president’s team have done a great job. There’s two roads that the Senate can go down: The kill switch — the motion to dismiss — which says that even if everything they say is true, there is no crime here. There is no high crimes and misdemeanors.”
“If you look at the ‘abuse of power’ [charge], there is something within the articles of impeachment that is even more insane. It accuses the president of ‘corrupt motive.’ No crime, but ‘corrupt motive.’
“He never had an opportunity to defend himself on what the motive of the president was. In other words, the Republicans can go two ways: the motion to dismiss…or a reciprocal witness list.”
Republican Congressman Steve Scalise chimed in: “There was no crime and they know it. Look at their latest star witness. It’s a guy who is actually under federal indictment for making false statements! Everybody knows this is a personal vendetta. We’ve got an election in November. The people are going to decide this. And Nancy Pelosi is really losing people back home in all these swing districts.”
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