PHILADELPHIA — President Donald J. Trump has arrived ahead of the 119th Army-Navy Game.
Watch the video above as the president’s motorcade arrives at Lincoln Financial Field.
The president will handle the coin toss prior to Saturday’s Army-Navy Game.
The U.S. Military Academy announced Trump plans to participate in the coin toss on Friday, according to The Associated Press. No. 22 Army (9-2) will face Navy (3-9) for the 119th time at 3 p.m. Eastern at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Trump will be the first commander-in-chief to witness the contest in person since 2011, the White House said Wednesday. Trump attended the game as president-elect in 2016. Nine other presidents have watched the game in person, the last one being President Barack Obama in 2011, the AP said. The first sitting president to attend the game was Theodore Roosevelt in 1901.
Army-Navy Game tradition calls for the president to sit on the Army side of the stadium for one half and on the Navy side for the other, but it is unclear if Trump plans to do so. Presidents have also spoken to both teams prior to the game in the past.
Army has won two straight games against Navy, which leads the all-time series, 60-51-7. The Black Knights have already won a share of the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy in round-robin play among Air Force, Army and Navy, which means the Black Knights will retain the trophy regardless of the outcome of the Army-Navy Game. If Navy beats Army, it will be the fifth shared trophy in history.