UFC star and EA’s UFC 4 cover star, Jorge Masvidal explains why he supports Donald Trump even if he doesn’t agree with all his policies.
Jorge Masvidal has come a long way in his career. From fighting in the streets to headlining a UFC Pay Per View and generating 1.3 million pay-per-view buys in the United States while doing so. He is also the cover star of the upcoming UFC game alongside Israel Adesanya.
His brand is only growing by the day with more fans joining the ‘Gamebred’ bandwagon. However, despite his Hispanic origin, some fans are perplexed by his decision to support Donald Trump. However, Masvidal maintains that his political leaning is not indicative of his support or lack off towards minorities and the LGBT community.
Jorge Masvidal explains why he supports Donald Trump
“What the hell? What is this country itself coming to? I’m racist? I’m racist?” Masvidal said in a recent interview with Dan Le Batard. “You know how many times I’ve been shoved in the ground by cops and had my face on the concrete for doing absolutely nothing? Because I’ve been on this journey since I was 13 years old. And for some reason, because I have a tattoo on my neck and I’m a Latin dude, I’ve been discriminated a lot more than you would possibly think possible.
“I wasn’t always Jorge ‘Gamebred’ Masvidal, all of a sudden everybody knows me. No, no, no, for many years nobody knew me. When people would say I’m racist because I would pick a certain person, that lets you know where this is going as a society. They’re using now that to wipe away all the good (Trump) has actually done for my community.
“The lowest unemployment for Latin and Black people, that gives us dignity. That gives my community dignity. People are working and making more money. The pay gaps that have happened in the middle class are nice, are good. It’s numbers, it’s facts. He’s actually helping out my people. And I’m supposed to not give credit for that?
It’s crazy what society is coming out to
Masvidal conceded that not all was perfect with the President of the United States. He repeated once again that Trump had done a lot for his community before commenting on how our society is very quick to judge others depending on who they choose to support politically.
“Do I agree with all his policies? Hell no. There’s a million things that need to change, as well. But I see him doing more right in the sense of freedom and for my Latin people than a lot of other motherf*ckers. And for the Black community, also the lowest Black unemployment rates. That’s huge, man. That’s huge. People are forgetting about that.
“Now, I don’t know everything about politics, and I don’t know everything about Trump. But when I talk to my mom, who came from a Latin American country, Peru, and she migrated over here, she tells me lots of things. And she’s not against Trump. She feels a lot of things he says are good. Some of things, she’s like, ‘I don’t like this, I don’t like that.’
“But it’s not like because she likes Trump or I like Trump or something, it’s not like me and my mom stopped talking or nothing. It’s just crazy that society now is telling you if you’re a Biden fan, well then you’re Antifa or you’re something crazy, and if you’re Trump, you hate transgenders, you hate everything. Basically if you’re a Trump fan, you hate everything. And it’s crazy what society is coming out to.”
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