Trump: 'I will be watching' Army-Navy game
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE indicated Saturday that he would be watching the annual Army-Navy football game, praising the two military branches for their service.

"Have a great game today, @USArmy and @USNavy - I will be watching. We love our U.S. Military. On behalf of an entire Nation, THANK YOU for your sacrifice and service!" the president tweeted along with a promotional video for the game.

Trump attended the game last year as president-elect, where he supported both teams and praised them for their "spirit" in an appearance in the CBS News booth during the game. 

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While the president will not be attending the game this year, Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonEx-Trump campaign adviser on Tillerson remarks: Trump will 'pick a fight with anybody' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pelosi fires back in feud with Trump Trump fires back at 'dumb as a rock' Tillerson on Putin MORE, Defense Secretary James Mattis and national security adviser H.R. McMaster are expected to be there, ABC News reported

The annual game, a tradition dating back to 1890 that several former presidents have attended, features rival football teams from the U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Naval Academy and will begin at 3 p.m. ET on Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.