National Champions LSU to Visit White House on Friday

LSU Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron and quarterback Joe Burrow celebrate after beating the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff national championship game. Matthew Emmons / USA TODAY Sports-Reuters

President Trump will host the Louisiana State University (LSU) football team at the White House on Friday to celebrate its national championship victory.

A White House spokesman confirmed that the LSU Tigers will make the trip to Washington, D.C., four days after defeating Clemson in the college football title game, 42-25.

Trump attended the game in New Orleans, where he was greeted with overwhelming cheers as he and first lady Melania Trump walked onto the field at the Superdome for the national anthem.

The president spoke highly of LSU during his multiple visits to Louisiana ahead of its gubernatorial election last year, singling out quarterback Joe Burrow, the 2019 Heisman Trophy winner, for praise. He also reportedly called LSU head coach Ed Orgeron following the team’s semifinal win on Dec. 28.

Trump, an avid football fan, attended three college games this season, two of them featuring the Tigers, who went undefeated for the first time in more than 60 years.

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SOURCE: The Hill, Brett Samuels