Trump attending college football's championship game
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 09, 2018 08:24 AM
FILE - This Nov. 1, 2017, file photo shows the Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta. Atlanta’s new $1.5 billion stadium is about to be on perhaps its largest national stage for the Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, College Football Playoff title game, fans say the glitzy facility is living up to the hype despite a series of construction setbacks that delayed its opening. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump is in Atlanta to watch Alabama's Crimson Tide and Georgia's Bulldogs face off in the College Football Playoff National Championship. The game is set for Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new $1.5 billion home field of the Atlanta Falcons.
Trump is expected to view much of the game from a skybox overlooking the field, and will appear on the Alabama radio broadcast during the game, The Tuscaloosa News reports.
ESPN, which is televising the game, said Sunday that it appeared unlikely Trump would be interviewed on the network.
Earlier Monday, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley did not answer when asked whether Trump was rooting for either team, saying only the president wanted "a good game."