Monday night’s Georgia-Alabama national title game will have an important visitor.
According to a new report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, President Donald Trump is scheduled to attend the College Football Playoff National Championship between Alabama and Georgia on Monday night in Atlanta.
If we recall correctly, this will be the first major sporting event Trump will attend since the 2016 Army-Navy game when he was President-elect.
Here are some details from the AJC’s Greg Bluestein:
He is set to be hosted by Nick Ayers, a Georgia native who is Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, and his wife Jamie Ayers. First Lady Melania Trump is also expected to attend the game, which will be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium under stepped-up security.
It’s not immediately certain whether two other top Trump allies in Georgia – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Sen. David Perdue – will join them.
Trump carried Alabama and Georgia easily during the 2016 Presidential Election but lost a key Senate seat in Alabama in December when Roy Moore, who he endorsed, was defeated by Democrat Doug Jones.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, an Arkansas native, tweeted her excitement with the results of Monday’s semifinal matchups. It seems she’s a big SEC fan.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 2, 2018
Alabama and Georgia will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.