When Dana White provides his speech on the Republican Nationwide Conference, he is aware of he’ll be addressing the nation at a time when politics, led by President Donald Trump, have change into particularly divisive within the U.S.
Not that this issues to the UFC boss.
“That sh*t doesn’t bother me,” White instructed reporters, together with MMA Junkie, on Tuesday evening in Las Vegas. “Hear, that is America. All people has their very own opinions and their very own decisions. I do know that generally individuals go after you due to no matter, however everyone is aware of me. All people is aware of what I’m about, and .
“I don’t know. Talk to me after the speech.”
White, who mentioned he leaves for Washington on Wednesday evening, will communicate Thursday on the conference in assist of his longtime buddy Trump, who seeks to be re-elected for a second time period reverse Democratic nominee Joe Biden. It’ll mark the second time this 12 months that White has stumped for Trump politically after giving a speech at a February rally in Colorado.
On the conference, White will communicate on an evening that features the likes of Trump legal professional and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell and White Home senior adviser Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter. Trump additionally will take the rostrum on the White Home.
White, 51, spoke on the conference 4 years in the past, giving a speech that targeted on Trump as a loyal buddy who was there for the UFC by internet hosting occasions at his on line casino in Atlantic Metropolis, N.J., at a time when the promotion struggled to realize acceptance.
“Donald championed the UFC before it was popular, before it grew into a successful business,” White mentioned in 2016, “and I will always be so grateful to him for standing with us in those early days.”
4 years later, what message will White have for the nation in regards to the president?
“You’ll have to tune in Thursday to find out,” White mentioned. “I’ll let it speak for itself.”
Whether or not it’s his dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic, which has been criticized by well being consultants because the U.S. dying toll nears 180,000, stoking racial unrest with controversial remarks on Black Lives Matter, or different controversies, Trump repeatedly has raised eye brows throughout his first time period.
And whereas these points have induced former Trump backers to disassociate themselves with the president, White isn’t involved with the optics of getting blanket assist for Trump’s political beliefs.
“I don’t give a sh*t. I don’t care what people think of me or what they think,” White mentioned. “The people who know me know who I’m and know what I’m about. Apart from that, I (couldn’t) care much less. There’s tons of fellows that hate Trump, whether or not it’s celebrities or no matter, and I’m cool with all of them. We’re all cool.
“Like I said, the people who know me, know me, and the people who don’t all judge me anyways. It doesn’t matter to me. I (couldn’t) care less.”