Trump honors national champion LSU Tigers at White House

Fox News | 1/17/2020 | Tyler Olson
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Head coach Ed Orgeron leads the LSU Tigers to meet President Trump.

Just days after they capped off a 15-0 national championship season in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with President Trump in attendance, the LSU Tigers stopped by the White House on Friday to be honored by the commander in chief. They topped Clemson 42-25 to grab their first title since the 2007-2008 season.

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"Your football program has inspired countless fans across the country," Trump told the team.

And in between his shout-outs to team members, the president managed to weigh in on impeachment with colorful language, as he invited the team to the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.

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“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,” he said.

Trump attended the game Monday and was cheered enthusiastically by the New Orleans crowd. This was after having had some less-than-enthusiastic welcomes at other public events, including the 2019 World Series.

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The White House visit by head coach Ed Orgeron, quarterback Joe Burrow and crew came at the end of an eventful week for the Tigers. Police threatened to arrest their players because they were smoking in the locker room after their win, former LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was seen handing players cash on the sidelines after the game – which led to an investigation into potential NCAA violations – and Beckham later was hit with an arrest warrant for slapping the butt of a security guard who was trying to...
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