TMZ Sports caught up with Floyd Mayweather to ask him about his relationship with Donald Trump and what he thinks about Trump disinviting the Philadelphia Eagles from the White House. The situation sounds spicy enough, but Mayweather found a way around saying anything controversial or even having an opinion, despite earlier comments that suggested he support Trump and his policies.
"Hold up, hold up, hold up, hold up," Mayweather interrupted when the TMZ reporter said he was friends with Trump. "Friends is a strong word."
In order to illustrate this, Floyd then called out some of his friends he was hanging with to point out that he doesn’t consider Trump a real friend. “I knew Barack Obama. I know Donald Trump. I know a lot of people,” he said, suggesting his relationship with Trump is a casual one.
The TMZ reporter insisted, though, asking Mayweather what we thinks of Trump disinviting the Eagles team from the White House for “disrespecting the national anthem.” Mayweather did not want to comment on that at all. “I don’t want to speak on nobody’s situation,” he said. “I don't want my name in no bullshit. I'm out of it."
It seems Mayweather is attempting to distance himself from Trump, which is new for him, having supported Trump at least twice in the past. In September 2017, Mayweather spoke about Trump in an interview with Access Hollywood. At that time, he again refused to outright say he was friends with Trump, but did say he could call Trump directly from his phone. He also said Trump’s despicable “pussy grabbing comments” simply represented the way “real men speak.”
Shortly after Trump was elected president, Mayweather flew to New York City to meet within and his son, Donald Jr. "I like everybody," Mayweather said at the time. "I don’t have nothing against nobody. He’s never been mean to me.”
“A lot of times what we do is we judge people that we really don’t know,” he added. “So I’m not here to say nothing negative about nobody. Barack Obama was a good president, and hopefully, Donald Trump is a good president."
Mayweather also signaled that he would attend Trump’s inauguration.