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Trump Welcomes LSU Tigers to White House

Trump Welcomes LSU Tigers to White House
LSU Tigers Quarterback Joe Burrow gives President Donald Trump a team jersey as they take part in an event honoring the 2019 College Football National Championship. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Friday, 17 January 2020 01:18 PM

President Donald Trump paid tribute to the national champion Louisiana State University football team on Friday, saying it would long be remembered as one of the greatest teams in college football history.

The undefeated Tigers visited the White House after defeating Clemson on Monday night in the college playoff final. Trump noted that the team played a “brutal schedule" during the season that included seven teams ranked in the top 10.

“Your explosive offense pushed every opponent from the breaking point and to the breaking point," Trump said.

Trump highlighted the work of several of the team's players, including quarterback Joe Burrow, saying of Burrow “you make our country very, very proud." Of the team's coach, Trump said he would have picked Ed Orgeron if he were casting actors for a movie. “Ed Orgeron did not let Louisiana down," Trump said.

Trump received an enthusiastic welcome from the crowd when he attended the national championship game in New Orleans. He watched LSU twice during the course of the season.

The president invited the team to the Oval Office after the ceremony. He injected his own circumstance into the event as the Senate prepares to hold an impeachment trial.

"It's been there a long time, a lot of presidents, some good, some not so good. But you got a good one now! Even though they're trying to impeach the son of a b****! Can you believe that? Got the greatest economy we ever had. ...We got the greatest military, we rebuilt it we took out those terrorists like your football team would have taken out those terrorists, right? We’re doing good," he said.

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