Donald Trump’s sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, will be at the forefront of Saturday’s big UFC fight, and ESPN will show their mugs on TV … but there are a few strings attached.
Sources connected to the Disney network tell TMZ … there has been no pressure to keep them out of the camera to prevent controversy. It is a particularly sensitive time, with Trump’s latest attacks having a huge strip of land calling him racist. The UFC community – both fans and fighters – is diverse and the Trump’s presence is a powder keg.
Nevertheless, we are told that UFC honcho Dana White is in charge of who is on TV, and we are told that the Trump children get just as much air as other big celebrities at the Prudential Center in Newark. Not to mention Dana’s direction, but he gives broad guidelines and there is no Trump ban.
Now … we have been told that the commentators have been told … NO POLITICS – and that is exactly in line with the ESPN directive.
Eric and Donald Jr., along with his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, were invited to the fight by Colby Covington, who is leading the main event against Robbie Lawler. Covington is a loyal Trump supporter who is rarely seen without his MAGA hat. POTUS even invited him to the Oval.
And Dana herself is a die-hard Trump supporter who even spoke at the RNC. Dana has famously said he will NEVER say anything bad about Trump, who was one of his first and biggest supporters in the early days of the UFC.