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Trump Gets Warm Welcome, Chants at Alabama-LSU Game

During the University of Alabama-Louisiana State University game, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump received enthusiastic cheers and chants when their presence was brought to the attention of the crowd.

The Trumps attended the event at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, watching LSU defeat Alabama 46-41.

A general view as President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the game between the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the game between the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The president and first lady sat in the box with several prominent elected officials, including Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) and Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.).

Byrne is running against former Sen. Jeff Sessions, who represented Alabama for a number of years before he became Trumps attorney general. Both Republican candidates are looking to unseat Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.), who took office in 2018.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the game between the LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

According to AL.com, Trumps introduction was planned for the games first timeout. When the game went to a commercial, Trump rose from his chair and drew applause and cheers from the crowd.

“USA! USA! USA!” is what the crowd chanted, according to video footage.

Republican National Committee Spokesperson Kevin Knoth issued a statement as the game started.

“Much like the scene at todays football game, Doug Joness far-left agenda in Alabama consistently puts the Democrat on the outside looking in while President Trump can always be found in the arena fighting and boosting the Yellowhammer State to new Read More – Source

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