President Trump to attend Alabama-Georgia national championship game

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That he hasn't gone to an NFL game this season isn't surprising - the president continually has attacked NFL players over their decision not to stand during the national anthem out of protest.

The president won Alabama by 30 points and Georgia by five over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Bama dominated the reigning champions Clemson 24-6 on Monday night.

This will be Alabama's third straight appearance in the College Football Playoff title game.

Atlanta police department chief Erika Shields added an explicit message to fans attending the game: Leave your guns at home.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said the Secret Service and other agencies have prepared for this for months, so the addition of a presidential visit to the mix won't disrupt the fun.

The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. CST at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, and ESPN will carry the broadcast.

The Associated Press confirmed the news Thursday, detailing the ramped-up security measures officials will have to take for Trump's expected visit.

The football game is expected to be a major security event and cause traffic congestion.

Trump tweeted previous year that Lewis' district was "in terrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested)" - a claim hard to match with the facts.

Trump's tweet came after Lewis announced he would skip Trump's inauguration, saying he didn't consider him to be a "legitimate president" due to Russian interference in the election.

This would be Trump's second visit to Georgia since winning the presidency.



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