Donald Trump may have the power to fire celebrities and the money to erect buildings, but all the money in the world can’t buy respect from wrestling fans.
This week, Trump was booed off stage while accepting his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame at Madison Square Garden. According to a report from Wrestling Online, the heckling during Trump’s speech was so bad that the business mogul cut it short and left the stage.
The booing had reportedly started even before Trump took the stage, with WWE CEO Vince McMahon trying to calm the crowd while introducing Trump, stating that he was a “big friend” of the WWE. Trump’s son, Donald Tump, Jr. was also reportedly booed, though his daughter, Ivanka, was cheered by WWE fans.
Trump took to Twitter after the incident, thanking McMahon and answering at a few of his detractors:
“@seandburke: I would pay cash money to see @TheRock bodyslam @realDonaldTrump just once. #WWE#wrestlemania” He is not strong enough!
“@realBrianBuxton: @fluffyguy why is @realDonaldTrump even at a @wwe event?” Ratings asshole – I’ll bet in life you are a very big failure!
My induction last night at Madison Square Garden into the WWE Hall of Fame was amazing-I met some great people, including Bruno.
Thanks @WWE—@VinceMcMahon is an amazing guy.
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