“You are a great fighter,” Trump told Covington (transcribed by MMA Fighting). “You make it look so easy. I don’t know how you do it. Congratulations, I wanted to watch that fight tonight. You were great.
“That was easy work, relatively easy work. I’m proud of you,” Trump said. “I just made a big speech, I had 35,000 people, I said I want to get home now to watch Colby. That was fast work.
“I’m proud of you. I’m a big fan and I’m proud of you. You’re tough. You are something. I appreciated the shout out tonight, too. I’m your fan, you’re my fan. Two of a kind.”
“Thank you, Mr. President,” Covington replied. “You gave me the dragon energy when you shook my hand on Sunday at your rally.”