UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal took to Twitter to express his support for Donald Trump after an indictment of the former president was announced, calling the move by New York's district attorney "BS charges" and "a play right out of the communist playbook."
A grand jury in Manhattan indicted former President Donald Trump on March 30, 2023. The charges are alleged to be related to Trump's alleged hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels, an adult film star who claimed to have an extramarital affair with him.
Masvidal, a fighter from Miami, Florida, is the son of a Cuban man who fled the communist country on a homemade raft made out of tractor tires.
"I just want to talk about something, because my family has lived through it, and history has told us that this is a play right out of the communist playbook," Masvidal posted with a "Make America great again" caption.
"What they're doing to President Trump has never been done before to a president, for the BS charges the DA in New York is bringing up," he continued.
"If we let them do this to Trump, they're going to come for you, me, and anybody that opposes him. This has been done before in history, and every time it's happened, it only gets worse. We can't let the left take over," Masvidal warned.
"This is nonsense; we need to all stand together instead of fighting against each other, letting them divide and conquer us," the fighter concluded.
Masvidal has spoken out against communism many times, including when he referred to former NFL player Colin Kaepernick as a "coward" when he praised Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
"Know ur history and facts cowards like this fool should be sent to live in Cuba see what they say after a day there," Masvidal wrote on Instagram.
Regarding Masvidal's lineage, his father landed on the U.S. Virgin Islands after spending three days at sea at just 14 years old, eating a seagull to survive on the raft.
The fighter's grandfather was a bus driver in Cuba when the communist revolution occurred.
"They were getting by and living fine. Then the whole communism thing came, and the little bit they had got taken away," the fighter nicknamed "gamebred" recalled.
"My dad is one of the craziest dudes," Masvidal said in an interview, telling reporters about an exchange he had with his father.
"I was like, 'Man, what would make you pick up and go at the age of 14?' And he said, 'They were gonna tell me what my favorite color was gonna be, and who and what I was gonna be, so I decided to go.'"
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