It was likely the most controversial point in the 2016 presidential campaign. Then-candidate Donald Trump was heard on an “Access Hollywood” recording from 2005 describing how to hit on women using explicit language. Many people took issue with Trump’s words describing his tactic to “grab them by the [expletive],” but champion boxer Floyd Mayweather said he had no problem with such “locker room talk.”
Mayweather recently appeared on “Hollywood Unlocked” to speak about a number of issues, but he is getting a lot of press for his defense of President Trump. “People don’t like the truth,” Mayweather said about Trump. “He speak like a real man spoke. Real men speak like, ‘Man, she had a fat [expletive]? I had to grab that fat [expletive].’ Right? So he talking locker room talk. ‘I’m the man, you know what I’m saying? You know who I am. Yeah, I grabbed her by the [expletive]. And?’”
Mayweather did not say that he was “friends” with the president but did say that he could call him direct at any time. The boxer was seen in a picture with Trump and his son on Instagram in November and even attended the inauguration in January in spite of criticism. Mayweather reiterated that he and Trump weren’t friends, it was just that he wanted to attend an inauguration. “I just wanted to say I did it one time in my life,” Mayweather said. “It didn’t matter who the president was. I just wanted to go to be a part of it, to see how it is.”
Mayweather also said in the interview that people needed to stop complaining about Trump and the controversies around him. He maintained that the people who Trump really will affect are rich like him. “A lot of times, it’s, ‘Aw, man, it’s going to affect us.’ My man, if you ain’t making 400, 500, $600 million, it’s not going to affect you no [expletive] way. It’s only going to affect somebody like me,” Mayweather said. “I’m the [expletive] that should be tripping—paying $34 million, $25 million, $26 million [in taxes]. I should be tripping! But guess what I’m saying? ‘It’s alright. It is what it is.’”
The recently retired champion said that everybody should worry about themselves and not what the president is doing. “A lot of times, we spend too much time talking about and worrying about other people’s business instead of worrying about our own,” he continued. “I got to where I got to—it’s easy, I make millions and millions of dollars on a daily basis—because I focus on Floyd.”
Well, it may not be the kind of endorsement that Trump is looking for, but there it is. What do you think about Mayweather’s comments?
Credit: Yahoo Sports