President Trump Plans to Attend LSU at Alabama Showdown

Christopher Walsh

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — BamaCentral has learned that the University of Alabama is making preparations for President Donald Trump to attend the LSU game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday.

Numerous sources have confirmed his expected visit. 

The potential No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup, depending on the initial rankings by the College Football Playoff committee Tuesday night, will be shown on CBS at 2:30p.m. CT. 

The high-profile game was already attracting a lot of attention, including ESPN's pregame show “College Gameday." However, Trump’s visit contributed to the decision for the stage to be moved due to security concerns, from the Walk of Champions just outside the stadium to near Denny Chimes on the Quad.

The stage for the “Marty & McGee” show and “SEC Nation” will be set up on the lawn of Moore Hall (across University Boulevard). 

The President attended the National Championship Game in Atlanta at the end of the 2017 season. He left at halftime, with the Crimson Tide trailing, before Alabama came back to defeat Georgia in overtime, 26-23.

He was on the field for the National Anthem and sat in a private box behind the Alabama sideline. President Trump departed the stadium during halftime when Georgia led Alabama 13-0.

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“It was truly a win for the ages,” President Trump said when Alabama later visited the White House on April 10. “I don’t know if you know, but I was there.”

He added: “It will go down as one of the most exciting finishes in college football history — of any sport.”

The ceremony at the White House was held on the South Lawn, but beforehand President Trump welcomed head coach Nick Saban, university President Stuart R. Bell and Athletic Director Greg Byrne, into the Oval Office.

President Trump has attended a couple of recent sporting events, including a World Series game in Washington D.C. between the Nationals and Houston Astros on Oct. 27.

When shown on the Jumbotron fans booed, with some chanting "Lock him up.”

Over the weekend he also attended a UFC match in New York’s Madison Square Garden, and was again booed. 

It'll be President Trump's second visit to the state this year. In March, he and First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Lee County to survey tornado damage. He met with first responders, survivors, and local officials.

Meanwhile, President Trump welcomed the Nationals to the White House on Monday:

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Comments (115)
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Wooly
Wooly

Well....he certainly won't be booed in Tuscaloosa!

RollGoldenFlakeTide
RollGoldenFlakeTide

So this bum thinks he can roll here, get a few cheers, and use Tide Football to pump up his ego? Who does this corrupt turd think he is? We're not stupid, old man. I, for one, will be booing the hell out him come Saturday.

Tony debaker
Tony debaker

Corrupt? He’s the destroyer of corruption best POTUS since Lincoln

Wooly
Wooly

Yep....nobody's except very stupid people are falling for this impeachment baloney. Name the crime please? Exactly!...there isn't one. "He's a racist!"...yeah...sure...black unemployment way down..far lower than Obama "Stormy Daniels..Avanatti" ...who cares? "Russia, Russia, Russia..." ...yawn. Once we found out dossier was paid for by Hillary, that ended that. "Kavanaugh is a serial rapist!" ....LOL...LOL...LOL...LOL...absolutely pathetic. "Mueller Investigation" ...proves my previous point on Russia.

"Ukraine!!" ...LOL...yeah, sure. Adam Schiff is NOT biased.

Nobody's buying this BS...it's just more of the same. Sorry...but everybody except maybe 8 people will be cheering your President Donald Trump. Loudly.

Crimson1977
Crimson1977

Enough nonsense!! We all know where true Tide fans hearts are! We stand for Greatness! In our team....and our country. ROLL TIDE!!

RollTide83
RollTide83

Every one is entitled to their opinion so here's mine, Roll Tide and go President Trump

RTR4EVER
RTR4EVER

Please, even if you don't like Trump, show some class. If you are there and can't bring yourself to applaud the POTUS, sit on your hands and keep your mouth shut.

MattyMatt1
MattyMatt1

Trump won with 62% of the vote, so logic would be roughly 40% of the fans in attendance won’t be supporters. I’d add people have every right to boo away, the respecting the office of the President is not in effect if the occupant clearly is not respecting his constituents, US Law or the constitution.

Rolltide18$
Rolltide18$

Roll Tide all the way to the National Championship #18 and President Trump all the way to being reelected in 2020 as President. Alabama 15-0.

DixieLandDelight17
DixieLandDelight17

!!!!! YES !!!!! The GREAT Potus is going to witness the GREAT Nick Saban slap GravelEd all over the field. Saturday will be a GREAT day to be a TRUE American, unlike the leftist regime who's only contribution these last 3 years has been...

  1. Showing how pathetically desperate they are.
  2. Showing that reaching a whole new level of American hatred is in fact possible.
  3. Showing they have absolutely no class, dignity, intelligence or integrity.
  4. The ability to reach for straws, and to make up the most ignorant attempts at defrauding President Donald J Trump

God Bless America and God Bless President Donald J Trump

#2020MAGAPROUD #TRUMP4MOREYEARS #CryDumbocratsCry #RollTrump

Fully F
Fully F

If he can't get cheered here there's nothing left but NASCAR and cow chip throwing contests.

tractorredf36
tractorredf36

Can you imagine the meltdown he's gonna have if Trump gets booed here? Forget crying like he did in DC, I'm guessing a full blown separation with reality. Think pig's blood and "Carrie." http://bit.ly/2NEpZMm

fhilbun
fhilbun

Geaux Tigers!!!!

fhilbun
fhilbun

Seriously, as an LSU fan I think Bama makes us strive to be better. Screw politics and screw haters. This is college football. Leave the f'd up world outside and give us a classic game! Yall have a good night!

Trumpishate
Trumpishate

Trump left the game against Georgia and Alabama won.

That speaks volumes about what Trump's presence does to those who are true winners!

Jail him!

Fearless Patriot KAG
Fearless Patriot KAG

Tide nation rolls in one of the Greatest President TRUMP, the world will ever witness. Proud of this man GOD guides and bless you Sir. Alabama vs LSU honors you and our great Country with the game Of the year..

BigAlinbham
BigAlinbham

I don’t care about the politics. I object to any politician coming and adding to the logistics issues not to mention the tax payers paying for an ego trip so a politician, Any politician, can effectively campaign. Stay away. He doesn’t care about Alabama football and all he will do is cause problems coming.

Stay away

Christopher Walsh
Christopher Walsh

Editor

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Lisatann48
Lisatann48

We are Alabama Crimson tide fans so let's show some class because he is still the president of the United States of Americas whether you like him or not show him some respect and Roll Tide

Bamafan50years
Bamafan50years

It doesn't matter who is in the stands ae long as the Crimson Tide is on the field. Roll Tide...

davidbrad
davidbrad

Well well, after all that went through at the last game which he attended, is he really planning on doing this? That is another case but he is announcing that he will be attending it and giving chance for a rally of people to come up with banners this time to embarrass him. Good Luck With that Trump! assignment writing service

BoOOooOOoo
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He's using the LSU and Bama game in hopes people will relate with him better. We all know he's not a sports fan, he plays golf, badly. The people of LSU and Bama are being used!

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recoverynurse

He is the worst president ever.

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The Democrats don’t make things up. He is the worst president ever, Democrat or Republican.

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