President Trump received a very warm welcome as he arrived at the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.
President Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper visit the Army-Navy locker rooms to deliver words of encouragement before the 120th Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia. Then Army got the ball and put together one of those drives you can only find in a game like this. "And after you are all finished with your professional career, you'll go and you'll serve". Anderson, making his first start at quarterback for Army in the Black Knights' biggest game, has 43 yards rushing on 11 carries.
Trump attended the annual rivalry game a year ago and as president-elect in 2016.
Trump addressed the Army team after being introduced by Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
In the Navy locker room, he congratulated the favored Midshipmen on "a hell of a season, " but added, "You know, it's only a great season, you know it has to happen today, otherwise you wouldn't call it a great season".
Among the other presidents to attend the Army-Navy game are Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Gerald Ford and John F. Kennedy.
Trump was on the field for the national anthem and later, wearing a red "Keep America Great" hat, joined the game officials and team captains at midfield.
ESPN's College GameDay visited Philadelphia on Saturday to celebrate the special rivalry, and both Army and Navy fans came prepared with some wonderful signs.
Army has won the rivalry game for three years in a row, although Navy has the most wins, leading the series 60-52-7.
Saturday's game marks the 120th time the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, in NY, and United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., have played each other in the historic football rivarly.
The 2018 game, also in Philadelphia, was the first time President Trump was involved in the coin toss.
The Commander-in-chief took time out from the impending House impeachment vote to enjoy the annual college football game at Lincoln Financial Field.