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Trump hails championship Alabama football team

Donald Trump, Rashaan Evans, Bradley Bozeman
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed the University of Alabama football team’s “win for the ages” in their latest championship season.

Trump hosted Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban and the players at the White House to honor their fifth national title in nine years.

The president attended the championship game in Atlanta, in which Alabama staged a second-half comeback to defeat Georgia, 26-23.

Trump watched the Jan. 8 game from a private box overlooking the Alabama sideline, flanked by ROTC students. The president departed the stadium during halftime as Georgia led Alabama 13-0.

Trump said Alabama’s triumph is “one of the greatest victories ever.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a former Alabama senator, was among those on the South Lawn for team’s visit.

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