President Trump enjoyed an extremely warm welcome when he showed up at the College Football Playoff National Championship game in New Orleans Monday night. Arriving at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, the power couple was met with rapturous applause, a standing ovation and relentless chants of “USA!”
It wasn’t all positive, however. True to form, many liberals bemoaned the sight of actor Vince Vaughn shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries with President Trump and his wife. “I always knew he was Republican but this, so gross,” one Twitter user lamented. Another added that they were “just profoundly disappointed” by the interaction, which was caught on camera.
The absurdity of the situation was commentated on by Jim Daly at Fox News, who noted that many of the proponents of today’s corrosive “cancel culture” trend consider Trump “such a pariah that they even suggested Vaughn’s acting career should be effectively over for deigning to even talk with him.”
Also at the game, was acclaimed Christian recording artist and Louisiana native, Lauren Daigle. As Christian Headlines previously reported, Daigle performed a stunning rendition of “Star-Spangled Banner” which was quickly met with praise on Twitter.
Fixer Upper star Chip Gaines praised Daigle tweeting, “THE Lauren Daigle!! Ladies and gentlemen!!!”
Auburn Tigers Assistant Coach Steven Pearl echoed Gaines’ praise writing, “Yo, Lauren Daigle … I HEAR YOU!! If the game is half as good as that performance we will be in for a great one!!”.
LSU triumphed 42-25 over the Tigers, dominating the second half of the game.
“We weren’t going to let someone come in here and steal this from us in our home state,” LSU’s quarterback Joe Burrow said after the game, according to CNN.
Burrows, a Heisman Trophy winner, boasts the single greatest season of any quarterback, with more passing and total touchdowns than any other.
Lauren Daigle Receives Rousing Applause for National Anthem Performance at College Football Playoff National Championship
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Video courtesy: CBS 17
Will Maule is a British journalist who has spent the past several years working as a digital news editor. Since earning a degree in international relations and politics, Will has developed a particular interest in covering ethical issues, human rights and global religious persecution. Will’s work has been featured in various outlets including The Spectator, Faithwire, CBN News, Spiked, The Federalist and Christian Headlines. Follow him on Twitter at @WillAMaule.