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PHILADELPHIA – President Donald Trump participated within the coin toss on the 120th Army-Navy soccer sport at Lincoln Financial Field to a round of applause  from the crowd Saturday.

The president stood on the arena with representatives from each carrier academies throughout the nationwide anthem and then walked to midfield, waving at supporters on his formula. Trump  stood on the Navy sideline, carrying his red cap, because the group ran onto the arena ahead of kickoff.

Trump walked out to midfield for the coin toss, with security personnel roping off the house. Trump was as soon as launched to a round of applause from the crowd and tossed the coin.

Navy called tails and won the toss.

This was as soon as Trump’s third look at an Army-Navy sport, the well-known coming when he was as soon as president-elect. He’s one amongst 10 sitting presidents to support the sport. 

Earlier than the sport, primarily based mostly entirely on the professional pool disclose, Trump went to the Army locker room, shaking fingers with avid gamers and slapping them on the shoulder pads as they lined up and walked past him. Say microphones picked him up telling avid gamers to “possess a correct sport” and “possess a correct one.”

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Trump addressed the Army group after being launched by Protection Secretary Sign Esper. The president talked about his contemporary protection that allows athletes on the carrier academies to play professionally ahead of fulfilling their carrier commitments. Trump acknowledged “all americans is happy” with the protection.

Trump then went to the Navy locker room, where he also talked about the contemporary protection. He also saluted the Midshipmen for his or her season and acknowledged they’ve to cap it with a victory over Army: “It has to happen on the present time,” he informed the group.

Air Pressure One landed handsome ahead of two p.m. at Philadelphia World Airport, primarily based mostly entirely on the pool disclose. Trump disembarked at 2: 17 and gave a fist pump to cheering supporters. The motorcade arrived below a misting, gentle rainfall at Lincoln Financial Field at 2: 32.

About 22 minutes ahead of kickoff, Trump regarded on the stadium’s video displays signing a commemorative soccer within the Oval Space of job and passing it off camera.

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