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President Trump attends UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday. Photo: Steven Ryan/Getty Images

President Trump was met with a small protest, boos and cheers when he went to watch the main fight of UFC 244 mixed martial arts in Madison Square Garden, New York City Saturday night, on-the-scene video footage shows.

A tweet previously embedded here has been deleted or was tweeted from an account that has been suspended or deleted.

The big picture: It's the second time in six days that the president has been booed during public appearances in liberal strongholds.

  • Trump received a similar reception when he attended Game 5 of the World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., last Sunday.

What they're saying: Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest child and an executive vice president of the Trump Organization, retweeted a BBC tweet reporting about Trump was booed at the fight with a scathing comment.

"Fake News gonna fake. Why don’t you play the video you leftist hacks? I was there in the heart of NYC and it was overwhelmingly positive. An awesome response. It’s nice that everyone at least sees that you’ve flat out stopped even pretending to be objective."
— Donald Trump Jr.
  • Pro MMA fighter Tara LaRosa posted a video to Twitter of what she said was a "positive reaction" from the crowd toward Trump.
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Editor's note: This article has been updated with comments from Donald Trump Jr., LaRosa and LaRosa's video post.

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Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to affirmative action at Harvard, UNC

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The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a pair of cases challenging the consideration of race in the college admissions processes.

Why it matters: The conservative high court's ruling could determine the future of affirmative action in higher education.

Europe's energy reliance on Russia is a crucial shield for Putin

Photo: Pavel Bednyakov/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

Cracks in the NATO alliance regarding sanctions for Russia should President Vladimir Putin order troops into Ukraine are in large part based on energy supply concerns.

Why it matters: Russia holds tremendous leverage over some European countries because it provides roughly 40% of Europe's natural gas supply. In Germany, this figure is greater than 50%.

Why the Fed might want to jolt the markets

Fed chair Jerome Powell at a hearing earlier this month. Photo: Brendan Smialowski-Pool/Getty Images

So far, financial markets are cooperating nicely with the Federal Reserve's efforts to restrain inflation. They're doing the Fed's work for it by creating tighter financial conditions, in a distinctly non-panicky way.

  • But as the central bank's policymakers meet this week, an underlying question they face is whether the adjustment is happening too slowly.