Trump stands on field for National Anthem at college game

Trump stands on field for National Anthem at college game

With President Donald Trump on the field during the national anthem, players representing Alabama and Georgia in the fourth College Football Playoff National Championship remained off the field on Monday.

But lots of people in Atlanta haven't forgotten.

Protesters projected the message "F- Trump" on the front of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta during the game.

His visit comes nearly exactly a year after Trump tweeted that Atlanta is "horrible" and "crime infested", drawing heavy pushback from several local officials. Before his inauguration, Trump said in a tweet that the congressional district that spans the city is in "horrible shape and falling apart". All talk, talk, talk - no action or results.

"I've never played in front of a president before", linebacker Terrell Lewis said.

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Trump departed the stadium during halftime as Georgia led Alabama 13-0.

"Trump dissed Atlanta by calling it "crime infested". and now, he thinks he can just stroll into Atlanta and watch football on Monday?" the group asks in a Facebook post. The civil rights group wants people attending the game to wave white towels.

Still, they said, "we will not let the President's visit go without a response".

Flanked by stoic-looking ROTC units from the two competing schools, POTUS smiled broadly and waved as he fairly strutted onto the Mercedes-Benz Stadium field, welcomed mostly by cheers in a state he won by 5-plus points in 2016. "Trump supporters mockingly call the opposition snowflakes, but when we come together we create a mighty storm".

"It's his denial of the legitimacy of the previous president demonstrates his racism and his association with white nationalists and defending the continued celebration of the confederacy, which was a failed insurrection against America", Rose told TheDCNF.

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