The President stood with his hand over his heart, singing along to parts of the anthem.
Players for Alabama and Georgia were kept in the locker room while President Trump walked onto the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium ahead of the national anthem at Monday's championship game, as is typical procedure for more college football games.
Trump departed the stadium during halftime as Georgia led Alabama 13-0.
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Trump, who has criticized professional athletes for kneeling during the National Anthem, appeared in good spirits on the field Monday - and then after the anthem, he left to take his seat for the game.
The quote was attributed to Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough by some outlets, and he responded with this tweet after the Tide completed a stunning 26-23 win to beat Georgia.
Some fans had been stuck outside for an hour during an unusually frigid and wet evening as the area around the stadium locked down for the arrival of the president's motorcade.
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Months after wading into the culture war over protests during the anthem, the president was greeted by tens of thousands in Atlanta with cheers and a smattering of boos. Activists have attempted to correct Trump, pointing out that the players are protesting racism and police brutality, not the flag or the anthem.
Lamar is also an outspoken supporter of former San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick, who rose to national prominence after taking a knee during the National Anthem.
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