Trump to attend Army-Navy football game on Saturday

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Romney: 'Unthinkable and unacceptable' to not commit to peaceful transition of power Two Louisville police officers shot amid Breonna Taylor grand jury protests MORE is expected to attend the annual Army-Navy football game, his first time doing so as president.

Trump will attend Saturday's game in Philadelphia, the White House confirmed on Wednesday. Trump attended the match-up in 2016 following his Election Day victory but did not go last year.


Trump will be the 10th sitting president to attend the annual game, according to The Associated Press, which first reported the president's travel plans. Former President Obama was present for the 2011 competition.

The president typically spends one half of the game sitting with one service academy before switching sides at halftime.

This year marks the 119th football game between the two service academies. Saturday's game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field.

During a brief appearance in the broadcast booth during the 2016 game, Trump said he wasn't sure if it was "the best football," but praised both teams for their "spirit."

--Updated at 10:29 a.m.