Trump was booed by fans waiting in the rain as he arrived at the national championship game

  • President Donald Trump was booed as his motorcade arrived at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Monday night ahead of the college football national championship game.
  • Fans were waiting outside for an extended period as multiple entrances were shut down to accomodate Trump's arrival, leaving many seats emtpy as the game came closer and closer to kickoff.
  • Walking out for the national anthem, Trump received a slightly warmer reception.


President Donald Trump's motorcade was booed as it came into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Monday night ahead of the college football national championship game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide.

Fans were waiting outside in the rain dealing with longer wait times due to some of the stadium's entrances being closed to accommodate Trump. As the presidential motorcade rolled past the awaiting fans, many of those hoping to making into the stadium before opening kickoff booed.

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ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: United States President Donald Trump walks onto the field prior to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs on January 8, 2018 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Jan 8, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; President Donald Trump walks onto the field before the 2018 CFP national championship college football game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
U.S. President Donald Trump sings along with the national anthem before the NCAA College Football Playoff Championship game between Alabama and Georgia in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives with ROTC students to participate in the national anthem before the NCAA College Football Playoff Championship game between Alabama and Georgia in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Jan 8, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; President Donald Trump waves during the first quarter of the 2018 CFP national championship college football game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons, and his wife Stephanie, during the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons, and his wife Stephanie, during the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: U.S. President Donald Trump sits with the United States Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, during the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: U.S. President Donald Trump points to fans prior to the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump sits in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on January 8, 2018. Trump is attending the College Football Playoff National Championship between the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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CNN's Andy Scholes captured the moment, which you can watch below.

Even after more entrances were opened up once Trump was in the building, there were long lines of Georgia and Alabama fans waiting outside the venue as the game inched closer and closer to opening kickoff. Inside, the empty seats were apparent.

Trump would later take the field during the national anthem, where he would receive a mix of boos and cheers in what sounded like a slightly warmer reception.

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