President Trump soaks in Deep South cheers at LSU-Alabama game

Nellie Chapman
November 10, 2019

A "Baby Trump" balloon, a 20-foot-tall balloon of a diaper-clad president that is often present outside Trump appearances and protests, was slashed by a knife-wielding man at a nearby park, CBS Birmingham affiliate WIAT reported.

The incident occurred in the course of Trump's go to to view the University of Alabama soccer sport. Girvan said the unidentified man was arrested.

The balloon slasher was charged with criminal mischief first degree, Tuscaloosa police told

Asked whether he plans to talk to Trump about not coming out against him during his Senate run, given the President's popularity in Alabama, Sessions said that he looks forward to the opportunity of having a discussion with the President about it.

Volunteer Robert Kennedy says the balloon immediately began to sag after it was cut. One woman wore an oversized red MAGA hat and carried a sign saying: "Make BAMA #1 Again".

Presidents have long used sporting events to woo support, but it's also a venue for fans to express their own political leanings.

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The reception he received Saturday was far warmer than the one he got on October 28 when he attended a World Series game in deeply liberal Washington between the Nationals and the Houston Astros. LSU beat Alabama, 46-41, Alabama's first loss of the season and first home loss in 31 games, stretching back to 2015.

On November 3, Trump returned to his hometown of NY to take in a UFC fight, where he was greeted with both cheers and jeers when he walked into Madison Square Garden.

He's headed to friendlier turf for Saturday's big game.

"I think the whole campaign is going to be around what President Trump said about Jeff Sessions", said Senator Lindsey Graham. Alabama's student government association warned students against being disruptive, but said their First Amendment rights will not being muzzled.

Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III said, "Just for him even wanting to come to this game, it just shows, like I said, the magnitude of the game".

Host Joe Scarborough opened the segment questioning how Sessions could still support President Donald Trump after his barrage of attacks on his former attorney general. While serving as attorney general, Sessions recused himself from the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russian agents, prompting harsh and sustained criticism from Trump. Clay Higgins, Mike Johnson, Ralph Abraham and Garret Graves; Sen.

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