The LSU Tigers were honored by the commander in chief at the White House on Friday just a few days after they capped off a 15-0 national championship season in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. According to Fox News, “they topped Clemson 42-25 to grab their first title since the 2007-2008 season.” Trump told the team that their football program “has inspired countless fans across the country.”
“The team is said to be one of the best ever, maybe the best ever,” said Trump.
A great day at the White House for our National Champions, the LSU Tigers! https://t.co/0sbotFsMO7
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2020
Trump also “managed to weigh in on impeachment with colorful language,” as reported by Fox News. “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,” said Trump.
Trump was enthusiastically cheered by the New Orleans crowd when he attended the game on Monday. After an eventful week, head coach Ed Orgeron, quarterback Joe Burrow and crew visited the White House. Trump mentioned in his remarks some adversities that the team had to go through – when offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger’s daughter-in-law and popular sports reporter Carley McCord died in a plane crash.
“And it’s not just for what you’ve done on the football field. In the face of heartbreaking tragedy you’ve rallied together behind offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger,” he said.
According to Burrow, he appreciated the chance to go to the White House and the “love” that Trump gave the LSU players.