President Trump and The First Lady arrived to cheers at the College Football Playoff championship game in New Orleans Monday.
In the game No. 1 Louisiana State University faced off with No. 3 Clemson for the championship title at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
‘It’ll be a great game. It’ll be something that a lot of people want to see,’ Trump said as he left the White House.
Trump headed onto the field hand in hand with First Lady Melania where they sang the National Anthem before the stadium filled with thousands of fans before kick-off.
The president and First Lady were in good spirits as they walked on the field, smiling and waving enthusiastically at the cheering crowd. Some fans were heard chanting ‘USA, USA’ and ‘Four more years’.
This is the second time Trump has attended an LSU game.
He watched the team play Alabama back in November. At that game, he drew applause and made headlines. Ahead of his visit to the game in Tuscaloosa, Alabama’s team warned attendees against ‘disruptive behavior’ during the president’s visit.
He also met with many of Clemson’s coaches and players when they visited the White House in January 2019 after winning last season’s national championship. That visit occurred during a partial government shutdown.
The president attended the Army-Navy football game last month in Philadelphia. Both at that game and the LSU-Alabama game, he was greeted with standing ovations.
‘Regardless of your political views, that’s pretty cool, having the president at the game,’ LSU quarterback Joe Burrow said at the time.