President-Elect Donald Trump Will Attend Army-Navy Game

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President-elect Donald Trump is set to attend the annual football game between the Army Golden Knights and the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland according to reports.

Trump is also reportedly prepared to observe the long time tradition of sitting on the Army side during the first half and the Navy side during the second half, ESPN reports.

Ahead of this weekend’s game, the Army brought out the big guns by debuting a hype video featuring the D-Day address of WWII Supreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower, the WWII hero that later became president.

Presidents have had a long history of involvement in the Army-Navy game since its first kickoff in 1890.

President Obama last attended the game in 2011 to witness a Navy win at FedEx Field outside Washington, D.C. The president brought along Vice President Joe Biden and his wife and afterward visited wounded soldiers and their families. But American presidents — 9 of them, to be precise — have attended the Army-Navy game since Theodore Roosevelt first attended in 1901, ten years after the matchup began.

Many expect a hard fought battle at this weekend’s game as both teams come with competitive records. Army sports a 6-5 record and Navy an even better 9-3.

Army is looking to end a nearly 15-year Navy winning streak.

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