UPDATE (Sept. 10, 2021, 7:45 p.m. ET): This piece has been updated to note former President Donald Trump may now be making some 9/11 stops, although these plans remain vague.
There is much hand-wringing and even outright mockery over former President Donald Trump’s Saturday plans for the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
Unlike former President George W. Bush and former President Barack Obama or President Joe Biden, Trump isn’t going for the solemn. Instead, alongside his son Don Jr., Trump will be providing commentary for a boxing match. These two heretofore unrecognized geniuses of the sweet science will be doing MAGA-friendly play-by-play from the Hard Rock Café in Hollywood, Florida — presumably before a raucous, maskless crowd.
The highlight will be 58-year-old former champion and 1984(!) Olympian Evander Holyfield. This isn’t a boxing card. It’s a crime scene.
As for the fight itself, it is a repellent affair even