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Dana White Not Concerned About Criticism Over Friendship With Donald Trump

February 28, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Dana White has received considerable attention over his friendship with President Donald Trump, but he’s not worried about it. TMZ caught up with White and asked him about his appearance in Colorado Springs where he spoke briefly on behalf of Trump at a rally. White said that the whole thing wasn’t planned and came out of the blue when Trump called him up.

“Yeah, it wasn’t really campaigning,” he said. “He called me and asked me if I wanted to go to Colorado. [chuckles] He said, ‘You want to go to Colorado?’ I said, ‘Yeah,’ so we flew over to Colorado for the day and then back to Vegas. We were just hanging out and talking fights. I wasn’t even supposed to speak that day. I was just cruising over there with him, yeah.”

White said being on Air Force One was ‘insane’ and added, “I can’t say it enough. This guy is such a good friend and such a loyal, amazing guy, man. He’s just — he’s a great guy, he’s been a friend of mine for a long time.”

When asked if he was concerned about losing any viewers over it, White said, “I don’t give a s**t. If you don’t like me because I’m friends with this guy, that’s your problem. Not mine.”

White has been vocal about Trump’s support of the UFC in its early days and his longterm friendship with the president in the past.