Fans waiting to attend the college football National Championship in Atlanta on Monday were left to stand in line in the rain after the Mercedez-Benz Stadium in Atlanta was locked down for the arrival of President Donald Trump.
As the president’s motorcade pulled up to the stadium, boos were heard after hundreds of fans were prohibited from entering while Trump’s safety was ensured, The Hill reported.
CNN sports reporter Andy Scholes tweeted that he and “thousands” of fans waited outside the stadium for more than an hour in the rain. (See video below.)
“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,” Scholes tweeted.
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
Prior to the game, Trump walked onto the field and waved to the crowd, garnering a mix of applause and boos. He stood in midfield for the national anthem before going to a private suite to watch Georgia and Alabama compete for the national title.
Alabama won the game in overtime by a score of 26-23.
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