Trump to handle coin toss at 2018 Army vs

Jose Verdugo
Diciembre 8, 2018

West Point made the announcement on Friday leading to the game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, where the No. 22 Black Knights (9-2) play the Midshipmen (3-9).

Army hopes to expand its winning streak to three after losing fourteen in a row in a rivalry that has been underway since 1890. Mr. Trump attended the matchup in 2016 as the president-elect.

This will be Trump's first Army-Navy game as president.

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"It is an honor and a privilege to have the Commander-in-Chief attend the Army-Navy game", Vice Admiral Walter E. Carter Jr., the U.S. Naval Academy superintendent, said Wednesday morning in a statement, according to the Washington Post. That tradition began with Theodore Roosevelt in 1901. It's custom for the president to sit on the Army's side of the stadium for one half and the Navy's side for the other.

Mr. Trump will be on the field Saturday to officiate the coin toss during the game, West Point announced Thursday.

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