Fans waiting to attend the college football National Championship in Atlanta on Monday were left waiting in the rain after the stadium was locked down for President Trump’s arrival.
Boos were heard as Trump’s motorcade pulled up to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, after hundreds of fans were locked out of the stadium and forced to wait in the rain.
They locked down @MBStadium for @realDonaldTrump an hour ago and myself and a thousand fans have been waiting in the rain to get in. Let’s just say there were plenty of boos when Trump arrived pic.twitter.com/6XIr8YO5gO
— Andy Scholes (@AndyScholesCNN) January 8, 2018
Trump walked onto the field before the game to a mixture of applause and some boos, waving to the crowd.
He walked midfield for the national anthem before leaving to watch Georgia and Alabama compete for the title from a suite.
Trump is also expected to be interviewed during the radio broadcast of the game, according to AL.com
Hours before, Trump, speaking to a group of farmers and ranchers in Nashville, again criticized athletes who do not stand for the national anthem.
“There’s plenty of space for people to express their views and to protest, but we love our flag and we love our anthem and we want to keep it that way,” he told the annual gathering of the Farm Bureau.
At the national championship game between the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Trump stood for the national anthem, and then he left to take his seat.