Former President Donald Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr.., will spend the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the United States by providing commentary on a boxing match, which his fans will have to pay a cool $49.99 to hear.
According to ESPN, Trump will be part of what’s known as a “gamecast” of a bout between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort:
“I love great fighters and great fights,” Donald Trump Sr. said. “I look forward to seeing both this Saturday night and sharing my thoughts ringside. You won’t want to miss this special event.”
The Trumps will call the entire four-fight telecast that also includes Anderson Silva-Tito Ortiz and David Haye-Joe Fournier, according to Triller.
The match between Holyfield and Belfort was supposed to feature Oscar De La Hoya, who tested positive for COVID-19 and will be replaced by the 58-year-old former heavyweight champion.
Trump has a connection to boxing, having hosted matches in the 80s and 90s at his Atlantic City casino.
Triller has used “celebrity” boxing commentators in the past, ESPN notes, though the stars who have agreed to do so in the past were considerably cooler and more entertaining than the one-term former president:
“Snoop Dogg was a part of November’s Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. telecast and also the April fight between Jake Paul and Ben Askren. Pete Davidson, too, was a part of April’s telecast.”
The fact that Trump and Trump Jr. have agreed to participate in the gamecast of the boxing matches is proof-positive that the Donald is indeed strapped for cash and trying desperately to raise money anyway he possibly can. His company, the Trump Organization, has to repay $900 million in loans over the next four years, according to Forbes:
“About half of the debt coming due from the start of 2021 to the end of 2024 is secured against assets that the president and his children own outright. He will have to pay back loans against his hotel in Washington, D.C., his golf resort in Miami and his tower in Chicago. He’ll also have to sort out the debt against Trump Tower and Trump Plaza in New York City.”
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