TRUMP to Attend 117th Army-Navy Game – Something Obama Skipped Every Year But One

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Fox Business reports:

President-elect Donald Trump will be in attendance on Saturday for the 117th annual Army-Navy football game, the latest in a long line of Commanders-In-Chiefs who have shown up to watch the rivalry in person.

Trump will join a sellout crowd of more than 71,000 fans at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, home to the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. Like presidents of years past, Trump is expected to spend the first half on the Army’s side of the field and shift to Navy’s side for the second half.

Aside from Trump, nine U.S. presidents have attended the Army-Navy game. President Barack Obama attended the game in 2011 alongside Vice President Joe Biden and personally conducted the opening coin flip. Former President George W. Bush attended the game three times, according to ESPN.

In total, presidents have attended the rivalry clash on 19 occasions. Teddy Roosevelt became the first commander-in-chief to attend the game in 1901, while Harry S. Truman attended the game for seven straight years from 1945 to 1951, according to the U.S. Naval Academy.

 

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