Trump Entertains Bizarre UFC-Like Concept For Migrants: ‘Not The Worst Idea I’ve Ever Had’ | EUROtoday

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Former President Donald Trump backed an thought for a “migrant league” much like the Ultimate Fighting Championship in remarks to Christian conservatives at a Faith & Freedom Coalition convention on Saturday.

“Why don’t you set up a migrant league of fighters and have your regular league of fighters and then you have the champion of your league, these are the greatest fighters in the world, fight the champion of the migrants,” stated Trump, who claimed he pitched the thought to UFC President and CEO Dana White.

He continued, “I think the migrant guy might win, that’s how tough they are.”

The presumptive GOP presidential candidate, who as soon as in contrast asylum-seekers to UFC fighters in 2019, added that White didn’t just like the idea “too much.”

“But actually, it’s not the worst idea I’ve ever had,” stated Trump. “These are tough people, these people are tough and they’re nasty, mean.”

White, in remarks to reporters at a UFC occasion, confirmed Trump shared the thought.

“It was a joke, it was a joke,” stated White, a pal of the previous president. “I saw everybody going crazy online. But yeah, he did say it.”

Trump would later convey up his “new migrant fight league” thought once more at a rally in Philadelphia.

“You know, these are tough cookies coming into our country, coming with prisons and mental institutions,” he stated.

He added that the thought may make White — who has appeared alongside him at a number of UFC occasions — “a lot of money.”

Sarafina Chitika, a spokesperson for Biden’s re-election marketing campaign, took purpose on the former president over his “incoherent, unhinged tirade” on Saturday.

“Fitting that convicted felon Donald Trump spent his time at a religious conference threatening to round up Latinos, bragging about ripping away Americans’ freedoms, and promising to be even more extreme if he regains power,” stated Chitika in a press release.

The remarks from Trump arrive amid a marketing campaign the place he’s used dehumanizing rhetoric to check with migrants, who he referred to as “animals” and “not people” at an Ohio rally in March.

He’s pledged to conduct mass deportations of undocumented immigrants ought to he win in November’s presidential election and remarked that migrants are “poisoning the blood of our country,” too.

Biden has talked of a “Biden migrant crime” on the marketing campaign path, as effectively, regardless of research that present immigrants don’t commit crime at a higher-rate than native-born residents.


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