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Alabama Football Team Makes Decision On Visiting White House

U.S. President Donald Trump stands with coach Nick Saban (R), while presented with a team jersey while honoring the 2017 NCAA Football National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: U.S. President Donald Trump stands with coach Nick Saban (R), while presented with a team jersey while honoring the 2017 NCAA Football National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide during an event at the White House, on April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Alabama beat the Clemson Tigers 35-31 to capture the championship. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Donald Trump won the state of Alabama in the 2016 Presidential Election. He also attended Alabama's national title game win over Georgia in January.

On April 10, the Crimson Tide will visit the White House. The visit will commemorate their fifth title under Saban.

The event was confirmed today by Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

President Trump just hosted the MLB champion Houston Astros this week.

There was a petition calling for Nick Saban and his team to skip the White House visit. CREDO Action, the creators of the petition, had this to say.

“Saban is the highest-paid college coach and one of the highest-paid public employees in the country. He should use his platform to join these leaders in rejecting Trump’s hate, affirming the rights of his own players and proactively pledging not to visit the White House if he coaches Alabama to its 17th national championship."

However, Saban and his team visited the White House all the time they won during the Obama presidency, so they are probably just holding true to form.

Trump will undoubtedly mention his win in Alabama when he meets the Crimson Tide next month.