UFC fighter CM Punk just called Donald Trump a racist

Greg Evans
Saturday 09 June 2018 11:15
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Former professional wrestler turned UFC fighter CM Punk is not one to mince his words.

Punk, real name Phil Brooks, would often speak his mind when he was a wrestler, which didn't always land him in everyone's good books.

Since he left the wrestling world and embarked on a career in MMA, he has been a bit more subdued.

That doesn't mean his sharp tongue and outspoken opinions have completely evaded, him which he proved ahead of his match against Mike Jackson at UFC 225.

When speaking to the YouTube channel FanSided MMA, Punk, along with other fighters, were asked if they would accept an invite to the White House should they be offered one by Donald Trump.

Punk's response was short and, in not so many words, the 39-year-old called the President of the United States a racist.

Punk's full comment reads as:

No. 1, I would not be invited and No. 2, no, I would not go.

If David Duke invites me over for tacos, I’m not going to David Duke’s house, you know what I mean?

Come on, I call it like I see it. A racist is a racist.

I don’t care if you’re in the White House or you live down the street from me. Like, I’m not hanging out with you.

Punk's sentiments were not shared by all of his fellow fighters. Joseph Benavidez and Felice Herrig both said they would visit the White House if invited.

Rashad Coulter said that he was undecided whereas Rashad Evans joined Punk in saying that he would not go.

You can watch the full video below.

The question was asked in response to the events of recent days, with Trump disinviting Super Bowl winners the Philadelphia Eagles, after a number of their players said they would boycott the White House after 'taking the knee' during the US national anthem was banned by the NFL

Trump has also warned that the NBA champions, either the Golden State Warriors or Cleveland Cavaliers, won't be invited to the White House either.

HT Yahoo

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