On Saturday night, the atmosphere at UFC 287 was electrified when a prominent Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who also served as the 45th President, made a surprise appearance at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.
Accompanying him were well-known conservative commentator Tucker Carlson, UFC President Dana White, musician Kid Rock, and renowned boxer Mike Tyson.
This entrance was met with a wave of excitement from the audience, with many voicing their support for the leading Republican figure.
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As the former president made his way into the venue, chants of “USA! USA!” filled the air.
This show of support comes despite the fact that he has been embroiled in multiple legal challenges in various jurisdictions including New York City, Washington, D.C., Fulton County, Georgia, and Florida.
The presence of Tucker Carlson alongside the former president was particularly noteworthy, given recent comments where he expressed openness to considering Carlson as a potential vice-presidential candidate.
Praising Carlson’s sensibilities, he stated, “I like Tucker a lot; I guess I would. I think I’d say I would, because he’s got great common sense.” This statement added an intriguing political dimension to their joint appearance at the event.
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