The Clemson Tigers rand down a different hill today…Capitol Hill in D.C. to celebrate their national championship win over Alabama. President Donald Trump echoed many of Dabo Swinney’s aphorism in his congratulations of the Tigers and specifically called out players to congratulate them on their performance in the game.
“Oh Hunter you are so lucky you caught that ball,” said Trump. “To score the game winning touchdown with just one second left on the clock that’s pretty cool.”
The President also commended Deshaun Watson and Carlos Watkins on getting drafted by the Houston Texans and said that he looks forward to rooting for them in the future.
In a jovial speech President Trump also got a bit feisty and chuckled when he asked the crowd if they thought he could take on Ben Boulware and Christian Wilkins in a fight.
The event went from one president to another as Trump welcomed Clemson President James Clements and Head Coach Dabo Swinney to the stage to thank the team and alumni for their support.
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(Audio courtesy of the White House)