Burr defended his wife Nia Renee Hill on the The Rich Eisen Show a week after she gave Trump the double bird as he walked passed her to his ringside seat at UFC 295.
While Trump was cheered on by the majority of Madison Square Garden after walking out of the tunnel with Kid Rock, Tucker Carlson, and UFC CEO Dana White, Hill was clearly unimpressed and shot the former president the obscene gesture while his back was turned to her.
Hill’s actions were caught on a video that quickly went viral, and widely panned on social media.
Donald Trump walked into an arena that holds 20,000 people and 19,999 people were so happy.
And then there was Bill Burr’s wife. pic.twitter.com/LkIGOc2Ldp
— Libby Emmons (@libbyemmons) November 12, 2023
“That was so badass and savage when she stopped right as he turned his head towards her,” one commenter noted.
“She’s obviously not a classy lady. She will be forgotten shortly,” someone else replied. “Meanwhile, top dogs walked into a UFC fight like they own it.”
Burr, 55, knocked Trump supporters’ outrage over the incident when he spoke to Eisen.
“Those Trump guys — they’re always going, ‘Ah, you’re snowflakes, eff your feelings,’ and all of that,” he began.
“And then you make fun of Trump, and they’re like, ‘Oh my God, it’s so disrespectful,’” Burr went on in whining mockery.
“You’re saying ’Eff Joe Biden!’ It’s like, you can’t have it both ways … If you’re doing to quit crying.”
Bill Burr responds to the backlash after his wife was seen flipping off Donald Trump at the UFC fight.
I think Bill handled this beautifully. 😂
It’s not that deep for me. His wife doesn’t like Trump and I’ll live. 🤷🏻♂️
Your thoughts? pic.twitter.com/YWSuWzNWaE
— Amiri King (@AmiriKing) November 18, 2023
Eisen asked how Hill’s hands were doing after the incident and the comedian said that they were “fantastic.”
“I love my wife,” Burr added. “You know where you stand with her.”
The “Old Dads” star had Eisen cracking up as he described Trump’s heavily escorted entrance, as he walked towards the octagon to Kid Rock’s “American Badass” like he was one of the fighters.
“The guy walked in the arena,” he explained. “Everybody cheered. She gave him the finger. Nobody got arrested.”
“That’s why this country’s great. Everybody expressed themselves. Can we all be adults?”
“I mean, I don’t know about you, but I came here to go to the fights,” he quipped. “I didn’t know I was going to the Republican National Convention.”
Burr explained that his favorite moment from the display was when Trump was acknowledging his fans for cheering.
“When Trump was going ‘thank you, thank you,” [do] you know what it reminded me of,” he teed up for another joke.
“When O.J. [Simpson] got acquitted. Remember that? When he’s going ‘thank you, thank you,’ I can’t believe I’m getting off of this, ‘thank you, thank you,'” Burr said in reference to the athlete’s 1994 murder trial.
Eisen pushed back at the actor’s recollection that his wife only gave Trump one finger, when she clearly used both hands.
“It was dual. We’ll have to go to New York for the tape and take ten minutes,” he cracked on NFL replay officials. “She’s hilarious.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Burr said that Trump was “getting the Michigan treatment” over the ex-president’s civil fraud trial.
“Do you know how many people you could accuse of that, falsifying your assets for what they’re really worth?” he asked. “How come they’re not going after banks?”
On Monday, the three-judge panel of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, who are all Democratic appointees, heard nearly two-and-a-half hours of arguments about the gag order in his federal 2020 election subversion case.
According to CNN, the panel “appears inclined” to restore the gag order, which is currently frozen due to the suit, but to loosen up restrictions that prevent him from criticizing special counsel Jack Smith.
Trump’s attorneys argued that the gag order should be tossed out, as it’s a “categorically unprecedented” violation of his right to free speech.