Donald Trump responds to Conor McGregor's 'phenomenal' praise
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Donald Trump responds to Conor McGregor's 'phenomenal' praise

THE PRESIDENT of the USA, Donald Trump, has responded to a tweet by Conor McGregor congratulating him on being a 'phenomenal president'.

The Irish MMA star took to social media yesterday to voice his support of the 'incredible' president after Mr Trump tweeted about Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Responding to Mr Trump's tweet, Tallaght man McGregor heaped praise on the president, including using a goat emoji which is used to mean 'Greatest of All Time'.

"Phenomenal President," McGregor wrote.

"Quite possibly the USA [goat]. Most certainly one of them anyway, as he sits atop the shoulders of many amazing giants that came before him.

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"No easy feet [sic]. Early stages of term also. Incredible."
McGregor finished off the tweet by congratulating the president and wishing the people of America a happy Martin Luther King Jr day.

The post had divided McGregor's fans, with some urging him to delete the tweet and one person saying: "Just got off the McGregor bus, I was a huge fan until this tweet, I'm sure this will cost you more fans that any fight you lose".

Others though, were full of support for the MMA star, with one person telling McGregor: "Wow, literally the first athlete/celebrity that had the guts to praise Trump! Thank you!"

One person who certainly enjoyed the praise was Donald Trump himself, as he personally responded to the comment, congratulating McGregor's recent win against Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone at UFC 246 on Saturday.

He tweeted: "Congratulations on your big @UFC WIN!"

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A much more subtle reply than McGregor's original star-struck comment, but then 'The Donald' has a lot on his mind at the moment, as his Senate impeachment trial is about to enter its second day.

McGregor, meanwhile, will be training in preparation for his next fight-- which many are hoping will be a rematch against his rival Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The last time the two faced each other, McGregor ended up submitting to a choke, and an ugly post-fight confrontation damaged the reputation of both fighters.