BALTIMORE (WJZ) — President-elect Donald Trump attended the Army-Navy Game on Saturday and spoke for several minutes to game commentators Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson at M and T Bank Stadium.
The interview can be watched HERE from CBS Sports.
President-elect Trump says he took the time out to attend the game because of the spirit of both teams.
“I just love the armed forces, love the folks, their spirit is so incredible,” he says.
Adding, “I don’t know if it’s necessarily the best football, but it’s very good, but boy do they have spirit, more than anybody. It’s beautiful,” Trump says.
Trump also says he is “neutral” on picking a side between the two teams.
Army Cadets went on to beat Navy Midshipmen 21-17 after a 14-year losing streak. The Black Knights were led by former Navy running back coach Jeff Monken.
Danielson suggested jokingly that Lundquist should be nominated for Ambassador to Sweden, as the game marked Lundquist’s last game as a commentator.
The crowd cheered for Trump, reportedly shouting “Make America Great Again.”
With Trump’s inauguration just weeks away, Danielson and Lundquist ask Trump about the feeling he has, knowing he’ll soon be the leader of America’s troops.
“It is humbling, it’s a great honor and it’s a great responsibility, and when you see these incredible people, we just want to be strong. You don’t see this kind of spirit anywhere,” he says.
During the Army-Navy game on Saturday, CBS News’ Arden Farhi asked the President-elect if Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO and Chairman Rex Tillerson was his choice for secretary of state.
“We’ll see what happens,” Mr. Trump said.