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APNewsBreak: President Donald Trump to attend Army-Navy game

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters before traveling to the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington. Trump complained Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, about how much the U.S. spends on weapons in an “uncontrollable” arms race with Russia and China, though he vastly overstated how much is spent on actual armaments as part of a budget his administration has increased. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

President Donald Trump will attend Saturday’s Army-Navy Game in Philadelphia.

The White House confirmed Trump’s attendance to The Associated Press on Tuesday. Trump also went to the 2016 game when he was president-elect.

Trump will be the 10th sitting president to attend Army-Navy, a tradition that began with Theodore Roosevelt in 1901. Barack Obama was the most recent president to attend the game, in 2011 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.

Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said at the annual pregame luncheon in Philadelphia last week that that school is always prepared for the president to attend.

The 108th football meeting between Army and Navy will be the 20th game attended by a president. The Commander-in-Chief traditionally switches sides of the field at halftime.

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AP White House reporter Darlene Superville and Sports Writer Dan Gelston contributed.

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