Trump to Attend College Football Title Game in 'Crime Infested' Atlanta

Trump to Attend College Football Title Game in 'Crime Infested' Atlanta

Trump to Attend College Football Title Game in 'Crime Infested' Atlanta

Despite the rocketing tickets prices just to get in the title game between Alabama and Georgia, getting a seat into the title game may be even tougher to attain as President Donald Trump is expected to make an appearance Monday night. And President Trump's expected attendance, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, adds to security concerns.

Trump carried both states in 2016 - Alabama by almost 30 points and Georgia by about five. 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.

FILE- In this Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, file photo, Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick (29) warms up before the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Clemson in New Orleans. In the first semifinal game earlier in the day, UGA mounted a come-from-behind 54-48 overtime win over No. 2 Oklahoma.

When pressed about what she meant by calling the two states "Trump country", Sanders said she was simply trying to congratulate "two great football teams in the greatest conference in the country".

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The game is Alabama's third consecutive trip to the title game.

When thousands of Alabama and Georgia fans pack into Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium next week, the action on the field won't be the only thing turning heads.

In a statement emailed to The Associated Press, Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said "we're aware of his visit" and are working with the agency charged with protecting the president.

This would be Trump's second visit to Georgia since winning the presidency. Trump said afterward that he had asked Pence to do so.

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