Dana White on Trump Haters: Just Don't Talk About Him [VIDEO]
Over the weekend, Colby Covington won the interim UFC Welterweight Title. The trash-talking fighter then said he was going to take the title to Donald Trump's White House. Personally, I think the schtick is an act. That Colby is trying too hard to be Chael Sonnen. But he said the T-word. So, of course, UFC President Dana White got questions about it. Since White spoke at Trump's convention (see UFC’s Dana White Blasts ‘Uppity 80-year-old’ Meryl Streep for Golden Globe Rant and At Historic UFC 205, Dana White Mercilessly Mocked Anti-Trump Protestors).
I've never gotten flak about supporting Donald Trump. Ever. I don't care what your politics are. You can like whoever you want to like. If [Colby] likes Trump, then he likes Trump. If someone doesn't like Trump, then they don't like Trump. I have a lot of friends who don't like Trump. But I don't ever talk to them about that. Snoop [Dogg] hates Trump. Badly. And Snoop and I don't talk about that ever.
I thought his answer was surprisingly enlightening. A lot of us spend every waking moment arguing with people about Donald Trump. Left vs right. Trump Humpers vs Never Trump. But here's Dana White on how adults handle it in the real world.
Politics seems to be breaking people. At least on the internet. I think Dana's comments are a welcome reminder of the world outside of social media. Yes, there is one. Yes, you should go enjoy it.
Personal example, I was at a college reunion over the weekend. My friends are politically mixed. Judging from how we, as a society, sometimes deal with each other on Facebook, you'd think everyone hates everyone else. Yet there we were. Beers in hand. Friends' band on stage. Here's what never came up in conversation:
- Donald Trump
- The NRA/Parkland
- Nancy Pelosi
- The G7
- Any stupid thing a celebrity said
Also, most importantly, no one responded to a joke with "that's problematic, I need a safe space." We're also in our late 30s/early 40s and remember what it was like to tell jokes. But that's beside the point.
We could all use a reminder that there's more to life than where you stand on Donald Trump. Thank you, Dana White, for giving us one.