The President: Well,
thank you very much. And it’s my great honor
to welcome the college football national
champions to the White House, the University of
Alabama Crimson Tide. Congratulations. Congratulations. (Applause) To the
University President Stuart Bell, Athletic
Director Greg Byrne, Coach Nick Saban, and the
extraordinary group of players – and they are
extraordinary and they’re going to be very rich;
they’re going to be very – (laughter) – gathered here, congratulations
on your incredible victory. It was truly a
win for the ages. I don’t know if you
know, but I was there. I was there. I got to see it. Each of you here today is
here because of your grit, your drive, your
dedication, and your incredible teamwork. You all worked together,
inspired each other, had each other’s backs, and
drove yourselves onward to one of the greatest
victories ever. You carry on a storied
tradition of Alabama football excellence. It really is excellence. Coach, you’ll have
to explain that. You could sell that
secret, make a lot of money. You know that. (Laughter) You
could only sell it. Over the last several
decades, America learned – it’s really – in a very
big way, learned that Alabama football knows how
to win and how to keep winning. They just keep winning. And it also takes a great
coach and a great athletic director and all of
the other ingredients. But you’ve now claimed 26
SEC Championships and 17 National Championships. Five of your national
championships were won under Coach Saban. Was it five or six? Six? I thought it was six. It’s going to be six. Right? Coach Saban:
And one at LSU. (Laughter) The President:
And one at LSU. That’s right. (Laughter) So, you
have six altogether? Wow. (Laughter) They shouldn’t
have let you go, Coach. (Laughter) And they’re
thinking about that, too. Including this year’s
national championship, which will go down as
one of the most exciting finishes in college
football history – of any sport. Anyone who wants to know
how Alabama does it should study Coach Saban’s
simple philosophy. It’s called “The Process.” Coach tells his players,
“Don’t look at the scoreboard; don’t look at
any external factors.” Just focus “all your
efforts, all your toughness, and all your
discipline” on executing each play. One play at a time. And by doing that, by
focusing on “The Process,” the outcome – winning –
will take care of itself. It’s a great philosophy. In the national
championship game, you stuck to “The Process,”
even when it was looking pretty tough. I was watching. I said, “Coach, not
looking too good.” Down 13-to-nothing at
halftime to a great Georgia team, these
champions fought back as they did all season long. And they kept
fighting and fighting. Jalen Hurts displayed
amazing poise and leadership. Where’s Jalen? Jalen. (Applause) Great. Great job. That was poise. Calvin Ridley torched
defenses all year, becoming the only second
receiver – and you’re the only one – in Alabama
history to compile over 200 receptions
for a career. Two-hundred. Where’s Calvin? Hey, Calvin. (Applause and laughter) Two-hundred receptions. That’s not bad. Damien Harris took his
rightful place alongside the famed Alabama ball
carriers of past years. Damien. Damien. Hey, Damien. (Applause) Rashaan Evans and Da’Ron Payne
and the rest of the defense beat opposing offenses
into submission. I’ve watched a lot of
those games and sometimes, as Coach Saban likes to say,
you flat-out made them quit. They quit. We’re doing that to
a lot of people, too. (Laughter) I learn. Where’s Bradley B. and Rashaan and Da’Ron? Where are you guys? Come here. (Applause) That money is
going to be pouring in. Look at the size
of these guys. So, Bradley, great job. Offensive line kept the
Tide rolling downhill. And Bradley got the win of
his lifetime after the big game, when his girlfriend
agreed to say, “Yes, I will marry you.” (Applause) She’s
still with you? Bozeman: She is. (Laughter) Luckily. The President:
She’s still there. That’s good. (Laughter) There was one moment when
it looked grim for Alabama in
the title game. On the first play of
overtime, Georgia sacked Tua for a big loss. Where’s Tua? Where’s Tua? (Applause) Tua, what
are you doing up there? What’s he doing up there? (Laughter) But that was
the only loss they got you for. But the Crimson Tide never
gave in – never even a little bit – and
it just worked out. On the very next play,
Tua dropped back to pass, launched the ball from
near midfield – I was watching – and the entire
country watched as arms lifted up, and DeVonta
Smith caught that ball for the win. DeVonta. (Applause) And that
was amazing win. DeVonta? Where’s DeVonta? What’s going
on over there? (Laughter and applause) Unbelievable throw
and a catch. Every moment of hard
work and preparation for Alabama paid off. We’re proud of you. We’re proud of
your teammates. Each member of this
incredible football program, you can all be
proud of yourselves. We’re proud of
the way you play. We’re proud of the way you
represent yourselves, your university,
and your state. And that is a
great, great state. I know because I
won it by 32 points. (Laughter and applause) I actually think more than
that, but anyway. You know, with the press,
you like to keep it low because they’ll
always correct you. (Laughter) And we’re proud
to once again call the University of Alabama
our national champions. Thank you, and Roll Tide. (Applause) It’s a great
honor of mine to introduce a man I have a lot
of respect for. Don’t know him; got to know
him today in the Oval Office. And you’ve been here six
times, but it’s your first time in the Oval Office. They didn’t invite you,
the other – they don’t invite you? See? (Laughter) Trump
invites you. But he is a great coach. And you know, he’s
a great winner. I think, more than
anything else, he’s a great winner. Coach Nick Saban. Thank you. Thank you, Coach. (Applause) Coach Saban: You know, not
many people get invited to the White House, so not many
people get invited to see the President and
meet the President. So, this is a special
day for our team. A team that is being
honored here because of their achievements in
terms of winning the college football national
championship, which makes me very proud. This season was a little
bit of a metaphor of life in terms of the
togetherness, the hard work, the perseverance
that these young men sort of put together to
overcome a lot of adversity, to create a
legacy for a lifetime and a memory for a lifetime
for them because of what they were able to
accomplish together as a team. This group of young men
will also learn a lot of lessons, I think, that
will help them be more successful in life because
of the experiences they had together this
year as a team. A special thanks to our
administration, Dr. Bell, our Athletic Director Greg
Byrne, and all of the supporters of Alabama football
who make our team special. And a special thanks to
President – our President to invite us here and make
this a special day for us. President Trump,
thank you so much. The President: Thank you. Coach Saban: And because of
our gratitude, our captains would like to make a
presentation to our President. Captains. The President: Oh, I like that. (Laughter) Coach Saban: Looks good. (Applause) The President:
I’ll put it on.

President Trump Hosts the 2017 NCAA Football National Champions the Alabama Crimson Tide
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52 thoughts on “President Trump Hosts the 2017 NCAA Football National Champions the Alabama Crimson Tide

  • April 11, 2018 at 11:37 pm
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    Roll tide roll an keep pushing on trump MAGA

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  • April 12, 2018 at 12:35 am
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    Love the President. Alabama crushed Georgia

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  • April 12, 2018 at 1:15 am
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    Awesome !!!!! They woulda knocked it out the park if the jersey read "TRUMP 45" !! I guess 17 is for Jan 20 2017. Good enough though.

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  • April 12, 2018 at 1:25 am
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    Roll Tide!

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  • April 12, 2018 at 2:47 am
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    #17 – Q!

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  • April 12, 2018 at 4:12 am
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    Can't stand the Tide but I respect them. Well done by all.

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  • April 12, 2018 at 7:00 am
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    This SOB is a DISGRACE !!!

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  • April 12, 2018 at 7:02 am
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    #17 = Q

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  • April 12, 2018 at 7:10 am
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    Trump shrugs off serious bs the likes of which no other President has faced and keeps working hard. That's tough man. Admirable.

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  • April 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm
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    The number 17 is how many women Trump has sexually assaulted!

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  • April 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm
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    Now Trump wants to be surrounded by black people, he knows black people are going to f..k him up in prison! But it's still gonna happen!

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  • April 12, 2018 at 4:47 pm
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  • April 12, 2018 at 5:01 pm
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    Trump is such a good guy

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  • April 12, 2018 at 6:51 pm
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    Roll Damn Tide and MAGA!! My two favorite!

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  • April 12, 2018 at 7:50 pm
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    America god is satan literally just study the symbols and signs on the back of your dollar ⏳

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  • April 12, 2018 at 9:37 pm
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    Love you my president Donald j Trump and his family. God bless you and protect all of you. Congratulations to the Alabama team.

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  • April 12, 2018 at 10:16 pm
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    Yay #17! Thank Q.

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  • April 12, 2018 at 10:28 pm
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    Im not from Alabama but still enjoy seeing the President cut loose with the fellas. Congrats to Alabama for winning it this yr. And ThanQ to #17 for fighting for Team America

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  • April 12, 2018 at 11:17 pm
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    Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau working together with President Donald J Trump. Make America and Canada great again.

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  • April 12, 2018 at 11:17 pm
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    God bless America and Canada

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  • April 12, 2018 at 11:17 pm
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    God Love America and Canada.

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  • April 12, 2018 at 11:18 pm
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    Canada all support America and go with President Donald J Trump.

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  • April 12, 2018 at 11:19 pm
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    We are all one working together have a more powerful.

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  • April 13, 2018 at 12:08 am
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    God Bless you President Trump, for all you have done for this country and the great things to come . You have proven in so many ways you follow through on what you promise . Without spoken words we hear what your heart is saying concerning your love for America an American citizens . God Bless President Trump & God Bless America… Amen!

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  • April 13, 2018 at 11:30 am
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    Proud of The Crimson Tide in both football and character! Proud of our President too!

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  • April 13, 2018 at 2:02 pm
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    Obama started this. Following greatness I see

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  • April 13, 2018 at 2:48 pm
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    Both Alabama and President Trump All Class.

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  • April 13, 2018 at 2:49 pm
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    Alabama players and the President Pray together and said "In Jesus Name Amen" Obama never did that ever.

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  • April 13, 2018 at 4:54 pm
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    Why does he sound like someone from the simsons

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  • April 13, 2018 at 4:55 pm
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    He bored the shit out of me 🙄

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  • April 13, 2018 at 7:31 pm
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    SC Women's Basketball team turned down going to the White House, how silly!

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  • April 13, 2018 at 8:13 pm
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    The Storm. Watch the Water. April Showers. Queue.

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  • April 13, 2018 at 9:47 pm
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    Way to go Alabama!

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  • April 13, 2018 at 11:47 pm
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    AWESOME I so PROUD OF MY PRESIDENT! Trump 2020!

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  • April 14, 2018 at 1:55 am
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    Not my National Champions shouldn't have been in the playoff

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  • April 14, 2018 at 7:29 am
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    I’m very glad they prayed for him. Tremendously inspiring. The spirit of good and righteousness will never relinquish our destiny or sovereignty. No energy in the universe can overcome good. Looks like Alabama got the memo, this is a patriotic movement and Donald J Trump is the right man for the job. Relax liberals, it’s just a phrase. I have full faith in America’s military, and in Donnie J Trump. Who hails from Queens, I must say he makes proud to be from the NY/NJ area. Let’s show the world what were made of. This is America folks, and I’m once again proud to be American. After 9/11 I lost a lot of faith, I knew something was wrong. It’s about time we take down the international cabal of degenerates scum, whom seek to do humanity harm with dreams of power and control.
    Evil must understand one thing, the worst thing they can do is wake a gentle giant. Mistaking ones kindness for weakness could May well be a grave mistake, for them.
    It’s obvious they are evil, so give ‘em Hell Don. Thanks 🙏 Military, you guys did not let us down. All of you patriots are something special, and every American weather they know it or not is eternally grateful. The fight goes on, but it sure feels good knowing we are fighting the good fight. Godspeed patriots!
    In the eternal words of Ric Flair- WOOOOOOOOOOO! 🇺🇸

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  • April 14, 2018 at 7:34 am
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    Hey Bush, where’s your angel riding in the whirlwind now? You evil retards are on borrowed time. You guys remind me of the wizard in Wizard of Oz. I know behind the curtain, you people are a fucking comedy show. JFK is loving this. LBJ and Nixon, boy I wish I had you two sacks of shit in a room. Here’s looking at you, spooks 👁✌🏼👀👌🏼

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  • April 14, 2018 at 1:15 pm
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    Saban for President

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  • April 14, 2018 at 3:47 pm
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    GREATEST PRESIDENT
    GREAT BUSINESSMAN
    GREAT NEGOTIATOR
    GREAT HUMANITARIAN
    95% APPROVAL RATING BY PATRIOT AMERICAN'S AND RISING 🇺🇸💪🇺🇸💪🇺🇸💪🇺🇸💪🇺🇸

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  • April 15, 2018 at 9:05 am
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    Trump has a great connect with his audiences…

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  • April 15, 2018 at 12:27 pm
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    holy shit look at all the retarded southerners praising trump, lololol

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  • April 15, 2018 at 11:06 pm
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    Look at all the supposed RELIGIOUS fed posts here. All you 'religious folks' go on and on about the high level of 'whatever' this POTUS has, yet you don't seem to give a flying f— about him breaking just about EVERY one of the 10 Commandments, lol. You people are literally NO different than that sad street person who sees and hears INVISIBLE entities, and they give him advice and tell him everything will be okay. If one of them came to your door, and said invisible people told him to kill , YOU WOULD PHONE THE COPS. THIS is how YOU look to us non religious people, YOU ARE TALKING AND ACCEPTING THAT INVISIBLE WHATEVER , aliens, ghosts?? are ruling your existence. You are just like THEM, just a little more organized If you think this POTUS has MORALS and ETHICS, you have been FOOLED by something MORE dangerous than your evil ghosts, MANMADE EVIL, but I don't think you care about life really, you just want to die and go to this 'paradise' always offered.

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  • April 17, 2018 at 9:35 pm
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    oh my goodness,they should've made it a casual day…I'm burning up just seeing them a suited up😅😥

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  • April 17, 2018 at 11:18 pm
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    "We made a lot of them quit too" ROFL you can't help but laugh at the shit Trump says, top bants

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  • April 23, 2018 at 4:04 pm
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    I am your big supporter Sir.
    American strong = America strong

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  • April 29, 2018 at 12:00 am
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  • April 30, 2018 at 1:36 pm
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  • July 17, 2018 at 8:25 pm
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    Congratulations Alabama. Looking forward to another visit by LSU. Share the stage 'Bama.

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  • January 16, 2019 at 11:43 pm
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    this guy is dull as lint.

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  • February 25, 2019 at 9:48 am
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    Congrats Teams
    THANKYOU
    MR PRESIDENT
    God Bless Us All
    n AMERICAN

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  • September 28, 2019 at 1:37 pm
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  • October 5, 2019 at 12:34 am
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    I'm happy to see Alabama show up. No politics… just recognition of a great accomplishment by Alabama.

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