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SportPolitical football: Trump to handle coin toss at Army-Navy

18:30  07 december  2018
18:30  07 december  2018 Source:   ap.org

APNewsBreak: President Donald Trump to attend Army-Navy game

APNewsBreak: President Donald Trump to attend Army-Navy game President Donald Trump will attend next week's Army-Navy Game in Philadelphia. The White House confirmed Trump's attendance to The Associated Press on Tuesday. Trump also went to the 2016 game when he was president-elect. Trump will be the 10th sitting president to attend Army-Navy, a tradition that began with Theodore Roosevelt in 1901. Barack Obama was the most recent president to attend the game, in 2011 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said at the annual pregame luncheon in Philadelphia last week that that school is always prepared for the president to attend.

This will be Trump 's first Army - Navy game as president. He was at the 2016 game as president-elect. He will be the 10th sitting president to attend, a tradition that began with Theodore Roosevelt in 1901. Presidents, by custom, sit on the Army side of the stadium for one half and the Navy side for the other.

Trump to officiate coin toss at Army - Navy game in Philadelphia; will be 10th sitting president to attend. 8, 2018, file photo, an Army cadet displays a sign for then President-elect Donald Trump in the first half of the Army - Navy NCAA college football game in Baltimore.

Political football: Trump to handle coin toss at Army-Navy © The Associated Press FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, file photo, an Army cadet displays a sign for then President-elect Donald Trump in the first half of the Army-Navy NCAA college football game in Baltimore. President Trump will attend the Army-Navy football game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) WEST POINT, N.Y. — President Donald Trump will officiate the coin toss before the Army-Navy game on Saturday.

West Point made the announcement on Friday leading to the game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, where the No. 22 Black Knights (9-2) play the Midshipmen (3-9).

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WEST POINT, N. Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump will officiate the coin toss before the Army - Navy game on Saturday. West Point made the announcement on Friday leading to the game at Lincoln This will be Trump 's first Army - Navy game as president. He was at the 2016 game as president-elect.

Trump to officiate coin toss at Army - Navy game in Philadelphia; will be 10th sitting president to attend. 8, 2018, file photo, an Army cadet displays a sign for then President-elect Donald Trump in the first half of the Army - Navy NCAA college football game in Baltimore.

This will be Trump's first Army-Navy game as president. He was at the 2016 game as president-elect.

He will be the 10th sitting president to attend, a tradition that began with Theodore Roosevelt in 1901. Presidents, by custom, sit on the Army side of the stadium for one half and the Navy side for the other.

Army will try to win for the third straight time in the series after losing the previous 14. The rivalry between the service academies began in 1890.

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