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Local governments alter schedules for college football championship

Local governments alter schedules for college football championship

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Greg Bluestein, President Donald Trump plans to be in the house for the all-SEC College Football Championship game between Georgia and Alabama.

Trump, who will be accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, will be hosted by Nick Ayers.

That shouldn't be an issue Monday, when the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia meet at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. It remains to be seen if Trump will be joined by any other of his allies in Georgia will be with him for the game.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders congratulated both schools "from two great states, both in the heart of Trump country" to open her press briefing on Tuesday.

Trump has railed against the National Football League and the players who have protested, calling their act an insult to the country.

The president won Alabama by 30 points and Georgia by five over Democrat Hillary Clinton. In October, Pence walked out of an NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers after some 49ers took a knee during the national anthem as part of an ongoing protest over police brutality. Last month, Alabama voted Doug Jones into the U.S. Senate, eschewing Trump's endorsement of Ray Moore.

For Georgia, a president's attendance could bode well: With President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn in the stands at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Georgia won a national championship by defeating Notre Dame on January 1, 1981.

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