Floyd Mayweather isn’t one to shy away from controversy. Just weeks after his predictable super fight boxing win over UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor that included weeks of buildup with enough controversy to last a lifetime, he’s back in the news with another round of questionable comments.
Mayweather has a long and storied friendship with President Donald Trump, and when asked about said friendship in an interview with Hollywood Unlocked, Mayweather chose to defend what might have been the biggest storyline heading into the 2016 Presidential Election. We are, of course, talking about Trump’s infamous comments that surfaced from 2005 that shows the president talking with Access Hollywood host Billy Bush on a bus outside the Days of Our Lives set.
For a refresher, Trump claimed he’s “automatically attracted to beautiful… It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything.” Bush would add, “Whatever you want.” Trump continued, “Grab them by the p*ssy. You can do anything.”
During his campaign, Trump defended himself by claiming his lewd comments were nothing more than “locker room talk,” and Mayweather, a man with his own history of domestic violence, doubled-down on that notion.
Transcript via Sports Illustrated:
“He speak like a real man spoke. Real men speak like, ‘Man, she had a fat ass. You see her ass? I had to squeeze her ass. I had to grab that fat ass.’ Right? So he talking locker room talk. Locker room talk. ‘I’m the man, you know what I’m saying? You know who I am. Yeah, I grabbed her by the p—-. And?'”
Mayweather would also add that people “shy away from realness” and that Trump’s comments were nothing more than a man being real. This, of course, is 100 percent incorrect.