On Monday night, Alabama faced off against Georgia in the College Football Playoff National Championship, but there was a special guest in the house: the president of the United States.
Right before the national anthem, President Donald Trump walked onto the field with ROTC color guard members:
The crowd immediately reacted, and there were even reports on Twitter of “USA” chants breaking out throughout the stadium.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 9, 2018
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 9, 2018
Trump takes the field …. pic.twitter.com/rvN9qd0Vru
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) January 9, 2018
— George Marshalek (@MarshalekWSB) January 9, 2018
Then, as the Zac Brown Band sang the national anthem, Trump stood next to the service members with his hand over his heart and sang along.
— HARRISFAULKNER (@HARRISFAULKNER) January 9, 2018
— ABC News (@ABC) January 9, 2018
The fans loved him:
What a way to make a statement.
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