Trump Welcomes the 2019 National Football Champions, the LSU Tigers to the White House

The LSU Fighting Tigers enter the stage at 2:20 (elapsed time) and President Donald J. Trump and Head Coach Ed Orgeron enter the stage at 5:00 (elapsed time).

LSU beat Clemson 42-25 for the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday January 13, 2020.

President Donald Trump introduced Head Coach Ed Orgeron and Offensive Coordinator Steve Ensminger, whose daughter-in-law, Carley Ann McCord, was killed in a plane crash in Lafayette, Louisiana, while traveling to Atlanta for LSU’s Peach Bowl Game. Trump recognized the entire team for supporting Ensminger following the tragedy.

United States House of Representatives Minority Whip and representative for Louisiana’s 1st congressional district Steve Scalise was also recognized for being a Louisiana State University graduate, and being a Fighting Tiger while surviving and overcoming being wounded in a shooting on June 14, 2017.

Trump also re-hashed the championship game and recognized key players. Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow presented Donald J. Trump with an LSU jersey with #45.

LSU ranks 16th most in victories in NCAA Division I FBS history and claims four National Championships (1958, 2003, 2007, and 2019), 16 conference championships, and 35 consensus All-Americans. As of the beginning of the 2018 NFL season, 40 former LSU players were on active rosters in the NFL, the second highest figure of any college program.

The Tigers compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

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