Jack Swagger (Jake Hager) received a phone call from President Trump
Former World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger (Jake Hager) received a phone call from President Donald J. Trump.
Trump called Swagger to wish him luck in his second MMA fight that takes place this weekend at the Bellator 221 event.
Swagger wrote, “What an incredible honor. Just got off the phone With @realDonaldTrump . He said good luck and said I was the second best Donald J in America but I have better Hair!!”
Swagger, who has not been shy about his support of the 45th President of the United States of America, is scheduled to fight TJ Jones at Bellator 221 at the Allstate Arena near Chicago on Saturday night. Swagger has a 1-0 record going into the heavyweight fight while Jones has a record of 1-1. Swagger made his MMA debut back on January 26 with a win over JW Kiser at the Bellator 214 event. Swagger won the fight by submission in the first round at 2:09.
Swagger spoke with The New York Post earlier this year about supporting Trump and his personal views.
“I’m a conservative,” said Swagger, who left WWE in 2017. “I voted for Donald Trump and back in 2016 everybody was talking about, “Oh my God, here’s another TV character trying to run for the presidency.” They didn’t really take him seriously. He made some outrageous claims like, “Make America Great Again” and build this wall and stuff like that. I was somewhat on the fence then but two years later going into his third year, I am so happy about the progress that he has made and I really don’t understand why so much of the media and everybody wants to portray him as such a negative president when it’s unprecedented what he’s done.”
Swagger also told Ring Rust Radio in 2017 that he once pitched a Trump storyline to WWE Chairman Vince McMahon a few years ago after Swagger had worked with Zeb Colter for the “We The People” gimmick. Swagger still shouts the line when making MMA-related appearances.
(Pro Wrestling & MMA World)