In what has become a tradition for Alabama, the Crimson Tide made the trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the White House and other area landmarks after winning the national title.
"We are doing that to a lot of people", Mr. Trump quipped. From our running backs Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris, to wide receivers Calvin Ridley and Devonta Smith, to Jalen Hurts and freshman Tua Tagovailoa, every player stepped up to the challenge, demonstrating resilience and grit in this year's championship game. We're glad we've got guys that can go for the first time and experience it the way that we did when we were young. "The older guys have been there, but we're looking forward to going back again".
Trump also referenced his presence at the national title game, noting things looked bleak for the Crimson Tide early. The president departed the stadium during halftime as Georgia led Alabama 13-0.
"Me for a personal preference, I wanted to go just for the fact that I've been in the city for a long time and I've never been to the White House, " said Lewis, who grew up 25-30 minutes away from the White House.
"I won't be going because I've got a grandma's funeral that I'll be going to", Lewis said.
Nick Saban tells me he called recruits from the White House. "It's an honor. The White House is something that you can cherish forever,"' Alabama offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher said.
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