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Trump honors Army’s football team with Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy

Trump presents Commander-in-Chief's trophy to Army football team

President Trump presented the Commander-in-Chief's trophy to the Army Black Knights for winning the annual rivalry series between the Army, Navy and Air Force. There ceremony took place in the Rose Garden at the White House.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is honoring Army’s football team at the White House and predicting the service branches of the military could have a new addition: the space force.

Trump saluted the Black Knights with the annual Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy on Tuesday, recounting their victory over Navy on a snowy day in Philadelphia. He received a white Army jersey. It’s the first Commander-in-Chief Trophy for West Point since 1996.

The president says the Trump administration is “seriously thinking” about creating a space force, part of his efforts to build up the nation’s military.

New Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a West Point graduate, attended the Rose Garden ceremony. Trump joked that Pompeo was “a man who has gotten more publicity than me lately.”

Commander-in-Chief trophy presentations since 2002

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