President Trump reportedly planning to attend Georgia-Alabama college football game
WASHINGTON (SBG) —
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania will make their way to Atlanta Monday to watch the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama compete for the college football national championship, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Wednesday.
Nick Ayers, a Georgia native and Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff, will also be in attendance.
Local law enforcement and Secret Service are currently sorting out the details, according to the report.
At the first White House press briefing of 2018 press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders congratulated the two teams on the president's behalf Tuesday, commenting that both universities are "in the heart of Trump company."
Though Trump did defeat opponent Hillary Clinton in both states, his most recent political foray in the area was unsuccessful.
Despite the president's endorsement of accused sexual assaulter Roy Moore in Alabama's special election for U.S. Senate, Democrat Doug Jones won the seat.
With the exception of professional golf tournaments, Trump has not attended any sports events since taking office.
Pence has, however.
The vice president and his wife sparked controversy in October when the pair walked out of an NFL game after San Francisco 49ers kneeled during the national anthem.
While the outing is not yet official, a White House official did not contest the report, The Washington Post reported.