President Trump Will Attend College Football Playoff Title Game On Monday


He has opted not to attend an NFL game due to the national anthem protests that stem back to previous year.

When pressed about what she meant by calling the two states "Trump country", Sanders said she was simply trying to congratulate "two great football teams in the greatest conference in the country".

The president won Alabama by 30 points and Georgia by five over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

President Donald Trump is expected to attend Monday night's College Football Playoff National Championship game in Atlanta.

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, file photo, Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith (3) during warm ups before the start Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Pasadena, Calif.

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College Football Playoff Executive Director Bill Hancock said the stadium already requires fans to comply with stringent security.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Wednesday that local law enforcement personnel are working with the Secret Service to prepare for Trump's arrival at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. A White House official did not contest the report, although the plans are not final.

More than 100,000 visitors are expected for the game and related events over the weekend. Atlanta's economy is growing rapidly, and while crime and poverty remain higher-than-average, the district is home to several Fortune 500 headquarters, prestigious universities and the nation's busiest airport.

This would be Trump's second visit to Georgia since winning the presidency.