When Donald Trump Jr. appealed to Twitter for questions to ask his father during their controversial boxing commentary on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, he probably didn't plan for the sheer level of backlash he would get.
He asked for topics to discuss with his father during the "gamecast" of the Evander Holyfield-Vitor Belfort fight. Veteran commentator Jim Lampley and former champion Shawn Porter provided the commentary for the main telecast.
In addition to asking Twitter for more topics, Don Jr. assured his followers he would be asking his father about space aliens and Area 51, of all things.
Instead of the lighthearted subjects or fawning adoration he probably expected, the Twitter comments were almost entirely criticisms—both of the fact the event was taking place on September 11 and of the Trumps in general.
The pair called in to commentate on Evander Holyfield's boxing comeback on Saturday.
The fight was originally supposed to feature former multi-division champ Oscar De La Hoya, but Holyfield stepped up when De La Hoya was hospitalized and bowed out of the bout the week before the fight. Holyfield had not fought professionally since 2011, according to Deadline.
The event cost anyone who wanted to watch it a cool $49.99 on the FITE platform.