Champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. defended President Trump's so-called "locker room banter," saying that's how "real men speak."
"People don't like the truth," Mayweather told "Hollywood Unlocked." "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 Jr. was referring to the Access Hollywood tape released during October ahead of the 2016 presidential election, in which then-candidate Donald Trump could be overheard bragging to former NBC personality Billy Bush about lewd behavior in 2005. Facing a backlash from Democrats and Republicans alike, the Trump campaign issued a statement saying that the comments were "locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago."
"I feel people shy away from realness," Mayweather, who has a perfect 50-0 record after defeating Conor McGregor in the year's most anticipated boxing match in August, continued in the interview published Wednesday. "This man didn't do nothing. 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 done what he had to do, and he got there."
Mayweather has been a vocal supporter of Trump, meeting with the real estate mogul in November during the president's transition at Trump Tower in New York and telling TMZ Sports he planned to attend Trump's inauguration as president.
Trump also reportedly wanted to watch Mayweather's bout with McGregor in Las Vegas, Nev., according to Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White.