Floyd Mayweather has no problem with Donald Trump’s leaked comments to Billy Bush about groping women.
In a recent Hollywood Unlocked interview, the now-retired boxing champ defended Trump’s hot-mic remarks from 2005 that surfaced last year in the throes of the presidential campaign. In the recording, Trump boasted that his celebrity makes him appealing to women: “You can do anything. Grab ‘em by the p—y.”
“People don’t like the truth,” Mayweather said. “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—y.’ And?”
Mayweather, who has spoken previously about his friendship with Trump, told Hollywood Unlocked that criticism of the leaked Trump comments proved that “people shy away from realness.”
“This man didn’t do nothing,” the fighter, who defeated UFC star Conor McGregor last month, continued. “Listen, if y’all didn’t want the man in the White House, y’all should have voted the other way. It ain’t like he went and robbed — he done his homework. He did what he had to do and he got there.”
Trump has attended some of Mayweather’s fights, including his 2015 bout with Manny Pacquiao.
Looming over Mayweather’s comments are his previous assaults against multiple women that have led to arrest or citations, according to Deadspin.