President Donald Trump was warmly greeted by football fans attending the NCAA college championship game on Monday.
The Clemson University Tigers are playing the Louisiana State University Tigers for the college football championship.
The president traveled with first lady Melania Trump to the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the game.
Fans of both teams also chanted “U-S-A!” as the president and first lady arrived on the field for the National Anthem. Others shouted, “Four more years!”
President Donald Trump greeted with massive cheering and USA chants before the national title game between Clemson and LSU. pic.twitter.com/DWArMT1Qz5
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) January 14, 2020
How the crowd reacted when President Donald Trump walked in to the National Championship Game. pic.twitter.com/1a0nyLrYNV
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) January 14, 2020
The crowd in New Orleans for the #LSUvsCLEM game just erupted as Trump entered.
Trump is doing something right if he’s booed by DC elites at the Nats game and praised by real America. pic.twitter.com/1WiIbRzoWD
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) January 14, 2020
When asked by ABC’s Karen Travers whom the president liked, he grinned and replied, “both.”
The president kicked off 2019 by welcoming the Clemson Tigers to the White House to celebrate their 2018 championship, feeding them a fast-food feast during the government shutdown.
In November, the president attended a game between LSU and the Alabama Crimson Tide in which the Tigers won the close game by five points.
Trump spoke about the team while campaigning in the state for Republican candidates.
“Your quarterback is fantastic, and some other players are fantastic,” Trump said about LSU quarterback Joe Burrow in a local interview. “He seems to be a real standout. He’ll be, I think he’s gonna be tremendous in the NFL.”
The president also called the LSU coach in December to congratulate him after the team won a smashing victory against the Oklahoma Sooners 63-28.
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