Dana White’s Speech At The Republican National Convention Attracts Scrutiny From Political Fact-Checkers

UFC president Dana White's speech at the RNC was analysed by fact-checkers on social media, and he was critizised for the misinformation in his speech.

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 UFC president Dana White made an appearance at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night, where he delivered a speech in support of Donald Trump. Due to complications resulting from the ongoing pandemic, White wasn’t able to be at the convention. But he did deliver a speech that was prerecorded and broadcasted as a video for the entire convention.

This was not the first time that White had publicly campaigned in favor of Donald Trump. The UFC president was present at one of Trump’s campaign rally in 2016. He has a storied relationship with the now US President dating back to the very beginnings of the UFC. White has been very open about Trump’s role in keeping the company afloat when they were in financial troubles. He even allowed the UFC to hold multiple events in his Atlantic City casinos. Their relationship seems to hold up to this day, the President was even present at UFC 244 in New York’s Madison Square Garden. White has also visited the white house in the company of former Interim welterweight champion Colby Covington.

In his speech last night, White made a number of claims regarding President Trump’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Let’s talk about COVID-19 and let’s be honest about it.” White said. “No one person and no one place could’ve anticipated the challenges that COVID would bring.”

White added ” He (Trump) immediately put protective measures in place, and he reached out to the best and the brightest leading American businesses across all industries to discuss what he and his administration could do to get the economy back up and running safely.”

A slew of political analysts and fact-checkers quickly scrutinized the speech and pointed out a few key errors from Dana White.


Published on August 28, 2020 at 1:28 pm
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