National Champion LSU's Star QB Joe Burrow Praises Trump, ‘He Showed So Much Love’
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On Friday, President Trump honored the national champion LSU Tigers for their historic accomplishment during a ceremony at the White House.
The Bayou Bengals had just capped off a dominating 15-0 season with a 42-25 defeat of the defending NCAA champ Clemson Tigers in Monday's title game, a contest where a raucous crowd in the Superdome cheered the POTUS and first lady as they strode onto the field.
During the customary honoring of major sports champions that has recently been tarnished by the haters on social media and teams like the NBA's Golden State Warriors who snubbed the occasion to stick it to Trump, the LSU team was gracious to the leader of the free world who they praised.
The highest praise came from blossoming superstar quarterback Joe Burrow who shattered records with his 60 touchdown passes this year and who dared to defy the cancel culture when he told reporters that the president 'showed so much love' during the visit.
According to Burrow who President Trump called a young Tom Brady:
"He showed so much love to everyone on our team. I don't care if you're a Republican, Democrat, don't care about politics at all, that was an awesome experience for everybody."
During the ceremony, it was Burrow who presented Trump with a team jersey with the number 45 and TRUMP emblazoned across the back.
Via Fox News, "Trump honors national champion LSU Tigers at White House":
Just days after they capped off a 15-0 national championship season in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with President Trump in attendance, the LSU Tigers stopped by the White House on Friday to be honored by the commander in chief. They topped Clemson 42-25 to grab their first title since the 2007-2008 season.
"Your football program has inspired countless fans across the country," Trump told the team.
And in between his shout-outs to team members, the president managed to weigh in on impeachment with colorful language, as he invited the team to the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.
After the event, Burrow said he appreciated the chance to go to the White House and the "love" that Trump gave to all the LSU players.
"I don’t care if you’re Republican, Democrat, don’t care about politics at all, that was an awesome experience for everybody," he said.
While the LSU White House visit seemed to go very well – Trump invited the players to take pictures behind the Resolute Desk and the team gave the president a "Trump" jersey with the number 45 – such visits have been fraught in the past. White House visits for teams that win championships have been common for decades, but the events have become more politicized in recent years.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron who will forever be a Louisiana legend after this magical season said that none of the players boycotted the White House visit; a badge of honor in these divisive times when even the unifying experience of sports have become a political battleground.
For Burrow, it is on to the NFL where the Ohio native is a lock to be the first pick in April's draft and barring a record trade, will be suiting up for the Cincinnati Bengals.
It is typically those athletes who are the rudest who receive attention from the media, young Burrow is pure class and may soon be as hated as Tom Brady by the "woke" social media mob for his complimentary comments about President Trump.