NEW ORLEANS (AP) -Thunderous applause and chants of “Four More Years” welcomed President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump as they took the field at the New Orleans Superdome before college football’s championship game between LSU and Clemson.
The president and first lady walked onto the field Monday night for the singing of the national anthem.
The crowd also broke into chants of “USA, USA.”
Trump won a nearly 20-point victory in Louisiana in the 2016 presidential election.
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LSU then won the coin toss and kicked off to Clemson, which was forced to punt on its first possession.
President Donald Trump has arrived at the New Orleans Superdome to watch No. 1 LSU and No. 3 Clemson battle square off in the College Football Playoff championship game.
Trump arrived at the domed stadium shortly before the game’s scheduled kickoff. He was accompanied by his wife, first lady Melania Trump and South Carolina U.S. senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott. Graham and Scott are Republican, like the president.