President Trump, First Lady greeted with cheers at Superdome

LSU beats Clemson to win college football championship

NEW ORLEANS — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump took the field Monday evening at the New Orleans Superdome before college football’s championship game between LSU and Clemson.

The president and first lady walked onto the field shortly before the game for the singing of the National Anthem. Fans from both teams cheered the president and first lady loudly. Some greeted him with cheers of “USA, USA.” Others chanted, “Four more years.”

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Trump flew to Louisiana for Monday’s night’s game at the Superdome in New Orleans, accompanied by the first lady.

Trump won a nearly 20 point victory in Louisiana in the 2016 presidential election.

The president attended the Army-Navy football game last month and was warmly welcomed at the LSU-Alabama game.

“Regardless of your political views, that’s pretty cool, having the president at the game,” LSU quarterback Joe Burrow said at the time.

Trump drew a mixed response last fall when taking in a mixed martial arts match in New York City. He also was jeered and booed at a World Series game in Washington.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for the College Football Playoff National Championship game between LSU and Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for the College Football Playoff National Championship game between LSU and Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) (Evan Vucci/AP)