College football is nearing completion for this season, and the conference championships just passed last week. All of America had their eyes tuned to the Army-Navy classic which is a honored tradition dating backing over 119 years to this Saturday afternoon in Philly.
President Trump was in attendance as just the 10th president to attend the honored game. President Trump even participated in the ceremonial coin flip before the two rival service academies fought it out on the gridiron for bragging rights as well as the highly coveted Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy.
Viewers of the nationally televised game from Lincoln Financial Field were treated to a show of just how much that the military reveres Trump who has been an outspoken champion for the nation’s armed forces, a welcome change from the eight years that Barack Obama served as commander in chief.
Trump tweeted about the game:
Great honor to be headed to the Army-Navy game today. Will be there shortly, landing now! pic.twitter.com/ByAfESq8aS
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 8, 2018
When Trump arrived, he received a huge reception from the patriotic crowd, something that surely has liberals triggered.
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Fox News Reported: “Trump is 10th sitting president to attend Army-Navy game”:
Saturday was a day of politics and football for President Donald Trump, who announced the departure of his chief of staff, nominated a new top military adviser and then threw fist pumps at this year’s Army-Navy football game.
The commander in chief flew to Philadelphia for the 119th meeting in the storied rivalry between the service academies, and officiated the coin toss at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. Navy called “tails,” and that’s what it was when Trump’s flipped coin landed on the turf. Navy elected to kick off.
Before the game, parachute jumpers floated onto the field — the Army ones displaying the American and service flags and the Navy ones waving banners that said “Forged by the Sea” and “Fear the Goat” — a reference to the Navy’s mascot. Cheers rose up from the stands when each landed.
Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis stood silent during an invocation and a moment of silence for former President George H.W. Bush, who died recently died at age 94. Trump and Mattis both received loud cheers and applause from members of the two armed services. Military jets and helicopters flew overhead, and the teams stormed the field to a deafening roar.
President Trump loves our military and they certainly love him: eat your heart out Democrats!