Trump Campaign Reached Out To Conor McGregor, Joe Rogan For PSA

Conor McGregor, Joe Rogan, Ronda Rousey and Tito Ortiz were all approached about a potential Public Service Announcement from the Donald Trump campaign.

The Trump Administration considered organizing celebrities and athletes for a PSA in support of the incubent and outgoing U.S. President, according to Politico (h/t Bloody Elbow). The PSA was planned ahead of the U.S. General Election with the goal of boosting Trump's popularity and supporting his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are notes collected by the Trump Administration on four notable UFC personalities.

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  • Celebrity name: Conor McGregor
    Status: Pending Answer
    Additional Notes: Lives in Ireland. Public supporter of President Trump. Arrested for sexual assault/exposure allegation in Sept 2020.
    Demographic: General public. Super spreaders.
  • Celebrity Name: Joe Rogan — overcommitted
    Status: Maybe; Follow-up
    Additional Notes: Overcommitted, check back next month. Critical of Catholic Church. Has spoken critically of Vice President Joe Biden during current presidential campaign. Publicly supports pro-drug legalization views. Arrested in Las Vegas for a fight in 2005, charges dropped.
    Demographic: General public.
  • Celebrity Name: Ronda Rousey
    Status: Pending Answer
    Additional Notes: Publicly supported Democratic Party candidate Bernie Sanders for 2016 election. Anti-feminist view at times. Arrested during WWE event in 2019.
    Demographic: General public. Women. Conservatives.
  • Celebrity Name: Tito Ortiz
    Status: Pending Answer
    Additional Notes: Has struggled with drug addiction. Arrested in 2010 for felony domestic violence. Arrested for DUI in 2014.
    Demographic: Latinx

Hilariously, the Rousey note about being "arrest during WWE event in 2019," pertains to this scripted angle on WWE television.

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