Trump to attend Army-Navy football game on Saturday

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff urges GOP colleagues to share private concerns about Trump publicly US-China trade talks draw criticism for lack of women in pictures Overnight Defense: Trump to leave 200 troops in Syria | Trump, Kim plan one-on-one meeting | Pentagon asks DHS to justify moving funds for border wall 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.