NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Donald Trump turned sports activities fan for a night as he watched No. 1 Louisiana State University and No. 3 Clemson battle it out within the College Football Playoff championship.
Trump flew to Louisiana for Monday’s night time’s game at the Superdome in New Orleans, accompanied by first girl Melania Trump.
“It’ll be a great game. It’ll be something that a lot of people want to see,” he mentioned because the couple departed the White House.
The president and first girl walked onto the sphere shortly earlier than the game for the singing of the National Anthem. Fans from each groups cheered him loudly. Some greeted him with cheers of “USA, USA.” Others chanted, “Four more years.”
The first couple left earlier than the fourth quarter and the ultimate rating: LSU 42, Clemson 25.
Trump was in pleasant territory. He secured a virtually 20-point victory in Louisiana within the 2016 presidential election.
Trump can be conversant in the 2 groups. He took in an LSU game in November when the group went up towards Alabama.
He additionally met with a lot of Clemson’s coaches and gamers once they visited the White House in January 2019 after profitable final season’s nationwide championship. That go to occurred throughout a partial authorities shutdown. With a lot of the White House employees on furlough, Trump organized for a quick meals buffet of burgers and pizza. White House cups bearing the presidential seal held the fries.
Monday’s game that includes two undefeated groups provided Trump a quick break from one other turbulent interval in his presidency as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prepares to ship two articles of impeachment to the Senate and tensions between the U.S. and Iran proceed to simmer.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who predicted a championship for Clemson, flew with Trump aboard Air Force One to Louisiana for the game. Graham is an outspoken supporter of Trump who opposes the president’s impeachment. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., additionally hitched a experience to the game.
While Trump has routinely sparred with skilled athletes throughout his time in workplace, college football has managed to keep away from related political controversies.
The president attended the Army-Navy football game final month and was warmly welcomed at the LSU-Alabama game.
“Regardless of your political views, that’s pretty cool, having the president at the game,” LSU quarterback Joe Burrow mentioned at the time.
Trump drew a combined response final fall when taking in a combined martial arts match in New York City. He additionally was jeered and booed at a World Series game in Washington.