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Trump to attend National Championship Game between Georgia and Alabama

05 January 2018

First Lady Melania Trump is also expected to attend the game, which will be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium under stepped-up security.

The two are coming to the game as guests of Nick Ayers, Vice President Mike Pence's Chief of Staff and a Georgia native.

The national championship game in Atlanta pits the University of Georgia against the University of Alabama. It remains to be seen if Trump will be joined by any other of his allies in Georgia will be with him for the game.

White House Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders opened today's press briefing with a congratulatory message from the President. Both schools, she noted, are "in the heart of Trump country".

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The two teams that are going to be in the national championship game come from the state of Georgia and the state of Alabama, as you know well. But Alabama voters dealt Trump a blow in December by electing Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate over Republican Roy Moore, who Trump endorsed.

Alabama dismantled defending champion Clemson in the Sugar Bowl and Georgia beat Oklahoma in double overtime in the Rose Bowl to qualify for the championship game.

While Trump has made an enemy of the NFL in recent months because players kneeled during the national anthem to protest social injustices, claimed the ratings were in the tank and called NFL players "sons of b******, he hasn't taken any shots at the college game. We CANNOT have folks continuing to bring guns and leaving them in their cars", Chief Erika Shields said at a multi-agency news conference Thursday on preparations.

Trump to attend National Championship Game between Georgia and Alabama