True to the fighter’s promises, Donald Trump Jr. and his brother Eric appeared at ringside to watch Colby Covington get a victory against Robbie Lawler on Saturday night.
Last week, Covington promised fans that Trump, Jr., girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Eric Trump would all be in attendance for his big bout.
Even President Trump jumped to Covington’s support by encouraging him to fight hard and added a re-tweet of last year’s note about Covington’s visit to the White House.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 3, 2019
As it turns out, the Trump scions did, indeed, attend the fight to see Covington destroy his opponent.
As the fighter happily accepted the unanimous decision afterward, Covington’ first thought was to thank the Trumps for attending.
“I was truly inspired when the First Family came in the building, when they came to see me back stage,” Covington said hoisting an American flag. “Let’s give it up for the Trumps. They’re in the building tonight. They’re keeping America great.”
Several others noted the Trumps in attendance, as well.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 3, 2019
— Ryan Gerbosi (@RyanGerbosi) August 3, 2019
Covington also got a call from the big guy in the White House himself with congratulations on besting Lawler.
Just finished my interview with Colby Covington who was then whisked away to speak on the phone with President Trump. pic.twitter.com/0bvWircCkO
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) August 3, 2019
Clearly, the whole Trump family is behind this fighter.
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