Pres. Trump takes break from impeachment for another kind of fight: UFC

US President Donald Trump speaks during a retreat with Republican lawmakers at Camp David in Thurmont, Maryland, January 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — Politics can be a bruising business, but President Donald Trump planned to get a firsthand look at a different kind of blood sport on Saturday night, Nov. 2.

President Trump was set to return to his hometown of New York City to attend a high-profile UFC match at Madison Square Garden.

President  Trump has long been tight with Dana White, the UFC president. The pay-per-view spectacle was expected to draw several celebrities, including wrestler-turned-actor The Rock.

It would be President Trump’s second sporting event in a week.

The president was loudly booed while attending a World Series game in Washington Sunday, Oct. 27.

President Trump’s departure from New York on Sunday was expected to further snarl traffic during the city’s annual marathon.

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