Trump making plans to attend Georgia-Alabama college football championship

Kristopher Nichols
January 5, 2018

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Trump is expected to attend the Alabama-Georgia national championship game scheduled for Monday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The president won Alabama by 30 points and Georgia by five over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The two are coming to the game as guests of Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence's Chief of Staff and a Georgia native.

Given Kendrick's performance and the fact that White House officials told CNN and USA Today that Trump is expected to attend the game, you may have seen headlines like "Trump To Attend Kendrick Lamar Concert".

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White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders congratulated both schools "from two great states, both in the heart of Trump country" to open her press briefing on Tuesday. The Crimson Tide dominated Clemson 24-6 in the Sugar Bowl.

If he attends, Trump will become the first sitting president to attend the College Football Playoff title game since it's inception in 2014.

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, file photo, Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith (3) during warm ups before the start Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Pasadena, Calif. Seeds have advanced to the championship game. Vice President Mike Pence attended an National Football League game in his home state of in a year ago and left after some players knelt during the anthem.

Trump has railed against the National Football League and the players who have protested, calling their act an insult to the country. It helped bring about the creation of the playoff system.

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