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Trump to go to Army-Navy football game for 2nd year in a row

Posted On: Dec 14, 2019   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - For the second year in a row, President Donald Trump booked the annual Army-Navy football game on his schedule.
Saturday's game in Philadelphia is the 120th meeting between the two service academies and holds a singular place on the sports calendar.
The 2019 matchup most likely will feature a lot of rain in addition to a heaping of tradition and salutes to service. Trump, who also was at the game in 2016 as president-elect, is the 10th commander in chief to attend the contest.
In 2016, Army snapped Navy's 14-game winning streak and has now won three years in a row. But the Midshipmen entered Saturday's game as a significant favorite. At 9-2, they rank 23rd in the nation while Army's Black Knights had a 5-7 record.
Traditionally, the president does not root for one academy over the other and changes sides at halftime, watching part of the game with Army fans and the other half with Navy supporters. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley,...

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