UFC 264: Former President Donald Trump hears cheers and jeers in rare public appearance
The former president had ringside seats at UFC 264.
Former President Donald Trump made one of his first public appearances since leaving office (at least outside his rallies) on Saturday at UFC 264, and the reaction was about what you would expect at a UFC event.
Trump was seen walking onto the floor of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas during the main card, headlined by Dustin Poirier against Conor McGregor. The former president saw a reception not unlike his last appearance at a UFC event: loud cheers mixed in with some audible boos.
That, however, would really be the last significant attention Trump would receive during the event. Despite a strong friendship with UFC president Dana White, who earlier revealed Trump would be coming, Trump was not shown on the pay-per-view broadcast or the T-Mobile big screen.
Trump's history at sporting events as president is well-known. Lustily booed at the World Series at Nationals Park, heartily cheered at Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium and everywhere between. UFC 264 was the first sporting event he attended since leaving office.