Trump greeted with boos at MMA event in New York just days after being heckled during MLB World Series
This was Trump's first visit to New York after he announced that he would be moving his residence from Trump Tower to his estate in Florida
President Donald Trump received a raucous reception when he attended the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Madison Square Garden with sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, and a few high-ranking Republicans on Saturday, November 2.
The event saw a group of anti-Trump protesters boo the president as he made his entrance while his supporters in the crowd cheered and clapped. Signs reading "Remove Trump" and "Impeach Trump" were also spotted in the crowd.
The event comes less than a week after he was booed at the baseball World Series in Washinton DC, according to BBC.
At the DC event earlier in the week, there were chants of "Lock Him Up"—a reference to a chant heard at his rallies calling for the imprisonment of Hilary Clinton, his former presidential rival.
For Trump, the game comes as a respite from the impeachment probe relating to allegations that he pressurized Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate his rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, in the 2020 White House Race.
His New York visit was the first since his announcement that he would be moving his permanent residence from Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue to his estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
According to Reuters, Trump has hosted UFC events at his since-bankrupt Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City decades ago and has a long relationship with the sport and also MMA and UFC President, Dana White. "I would never say anything negative about Donald Trump because he was there when other people weren't," said White, who spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention in support of Trump's presidential campaign.
The BBC also reported that he spent what he termed as an “incredible evening” watching sumo wrestling in Tokyo with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to Japan.
Meanwhile, his son Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter saying it was an "overwhelmingly positive" reception and White had said it was "the most electrifying entrance he's seen in 25 years".
UFC had its first mixed martial arts event back in '93 and has garnered a strong fan base over the years.