President Donald Trump will reportedly be at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Monday night to watch Alabama play Georgia for the national championship.
He is set to be hosted by Nick Ayers, a Georgia native who is Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, and his wife Jamie Ayers. First Lady Melania Trump is also expected to attend the game, which will be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium under stepped-up security.
It’s not immediately certain whether two other top Trump allies in Georgia – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Sen. David Perdue – will join them.
The last college football game Trump attended in person was the 2016 Army-Navy game as he was president-elect. Trump appeared on the CBS broadcast of the game and wasn’t too impressed with the quality of football in front of him.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders opened her press briefing Tuesday by congratulating the SEC schools “from two great states, both in the heart of Trump country” for bowl victories that propelled them to the championship.
Trump carried both Alabama and Georgia easily in the 2016 election over Hillary Clinton.
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