Shortly after Donald Trump was elected president back in November, Floyd Mayweather made his way to New York City to have a meeting with him at Trump Tower. Trump’s son Donald Jr. posted this photo a short time after that meeting took place:
Mayweather didn’t talk much about the meeting in the days that followed, but on Thursday, TMZ Sports caught up with him on the streets of NYC and asked him about his relationship with Trump. And Mayweather explained why he was so quick to congratulate Trump on his election victory while also addressing his thoughts on Trump serving as the next President of the United States of America.
"I like everybody," Mayweather said. "I don’t have nothing against nobody. He’s never been mean to me. Donald Trump came out to support me for the Manny Pacquiao fight, and I was appreciative for that. A lot of times what we do is we judge people that we really don’t know. We judge people that we really don’t know. So I’m not here to say nothing negative about nobody. Barack Obama was a good president, and hopefully, Donald Trump is a good president."
We should stop here to point out that, while Mayweather is entitled to hang with and support whoever he wants, he’s incorrect when he says that Trump has "never been mean to" him. After Mayweather's fight against Marcos Maidana back in May 2014, Trump did what Trump seems to do best and took to Twitter to go on a rant about Mayweather’s controversial victory. Like many other people, it doesn’t sound like Trump thought Mayweather should have won that fight:
Mayweather wasn't asked about that on Thursday, but while speaking with TMZ Sports, he was asked what he’ll miss most about President Obama. He called Obama "a very positive person" before explaining what he talked about with President-elect Trump during their meeting in November. "All Donald Trump talked about was helping America become great again," he said. "That’s what he talked about."
And at the end of his TMZ Sports interview, Mayweather revealed that, despite whatever backlash he will likely receive as a result of it, he is planning to attend Trump’s presidential inauguration in Washington D.C. next week.
"Am I going to D.C.? Yeah, y’all [will] see me in D.C!" he said excitedly. "Y’all [will] see me in D.C. looking good. I got my tux and everything ready. All black affair. Bow-tie or regular tie."
There are probably going to be a lot of people who aren’t happy to hear that. But somehow, we doubt Mayweather will care. Check out the clip at the top to hear what else Mayweather had to say about Trump.