Trump hits the locker room at Army-Navy game

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Published on December 15, 2019 - Duration: 01:40s

Trump hits the locker room at Army-Navy game

U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper received a warm welcome from the football players in the Army locker room ahead of the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia on Saturday.

Colette Luke has more.


Trump hits the locker room at Army-Navy game

President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper shook hands with players in a locker room on Saturday before the start of the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia… And the two announced a policy change that received big cheers from the players… (SOUNDBITE) SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MARK ESPER SAYING: "any cadet that graduates and has the opportunity to play professional sports, will be able to do so and serve his country after he is done playing pro sports.

Mr. President.

Thank you very much." (SOUNDBITE) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SAYING: "The last time I saw your coach he said what about a waiver, and I said what are you taking about -- a waiver.

He said some of these guys could play in the NFL.

You could play for the Yankees, you could play for the Mets, you could play basketball, you could play whatever, but you have to serve a long time.

So what we are doing now, is you will go out and make a fortune, and after you are all finished with your professional career you will go and you will serve.

And every body is thrilled.

And that means you can go out and you can do whatever you want and it probably gives the coach no reasons to ever lose another game Over on the football field, Trump and Esper sang the national anthem and greeted players on the field… Donning his "Keep America Great" hat, Trump participated in the coin toss… He also walked from the Army side to the Navy side with the Defense Secretary..

It's Trump's second year participating in the Army-Navy football game, with Navy in the end, claiming victory in a 31 to 7 win.

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