As the national college football championship team — the LSU Tigers — visited the White House for a chance to meet and greet President Donald Trump, the team’s star quarterback had nothing but high praise for the president during his visit.
According to Breitbart, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow reportedly said that the president “showed so much love to everyone.”
“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,” Burrow said, according to a tweet from Jordan Fabian, who reported on the player’s remarks during the special visit.
Joe Burrow on Trump: "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."
— Jordan Fabian (@Jordanfabian) January 17, 2020
The president recounted a story of the time when Burrow injured his hand on the field while he still played for Ohio State University.
“After breaking a bone in his hand playing at Ohio State, Joe sat on the bench and wasn’t happy about it, I heard he was not thrilled,” Trump said to the Heisman Trophy winner.
“I heard stories. He was going a little crazy. Then the coach took charge and took a chance and brought him to LSU. Joe soon became the best quarterback in all of college football — and not close — because he set an NCAA record with 60 touchdowns — I’ve never even heard of that, 60 — in a single season, averaging a touchdown every quarter, and won the Heisman Trophy by the largest margin in the history of the Heisman Trophy.”
Trump doubled down on his praise for the young, star player and even labeled him a “young Tom Brady.” Trump went on to say that Burrow was nothing short of an inspiration for America and that he was loved and respected by his team.
LSU managed to decisively beat Clemson 42-25 to win the NCAA college football championship title.
The president also inserted some colorful language while talking to the young men about the ongoing impeachment battle, which quickly went viral across social media.
According to the team’s coach, not a single player protested the White House visit or the president, unlike many professional teams from various sports have done in recent past.