Trump gets a warm reception at Alabama-LSU game
President Trump received a loud, standing ovation at the Alabama-LSU football game Saturday afternoon.
He and first lady Melania Trump were recognized on the scoreboard early in the first quarter of the game.
This is the latest appearance the president has made at a sporting event, though it stands in stark contrast to other, less friendly receptions he’s received.
When President Trump attended Game 5 of the Word Series in Washington, he was met with heavy boos and “lock him up” chants.
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) October 28, 2019
Last weekend, the president attended UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden and was met with more boos and scattered applause.
— Rob Taub (@RTaub_) November 3, 2019
However, Bryant-Denny Stadium, one of college football’s largest stadiums, erupted in applause when President Trump was shown.
Trump and Melania given a standing ovation here at Bryant-Denny before chants of U-S-A broke out. pic.twitter.com/iszcBIX56x
— Patrick Greenfield (@PCGreenfield) November 9, 2019
Joining the president at the game were several Alabama lawmakers, including Sen. Richard Shelby (R).