Trump Tells LSU Players They’re ‘Going to be So Rich,' 'We're Looking at Money'

By Craig Millward | January 17, 2020 | 12:18pm EST
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( -- Fresh off their 42-25 win over the Clemson University Tigers in the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday, the Louisiana State University Tigers visited the White House on Friday. 

While praising the team, President Trump told LSU Wide Receivers Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase and Quarterback Joe Burrow that they are “going to be so rich.”

“LSU was unstoppable and soon you faced Oklahoma in the opening round of the playoffs," he said.  "And Oklahoma had a great season. You shut the Sooners down from the very first drive. LSU held Oklahoma to their lowest total yards in a single game since 2015. I'm sure they weren't happy.”

“As wide receiver Justin Jefferson had 14 receptions for 227 receiving yards and four touchdowns, a college football playoff record," said the president.

"Where is Justin?" he asked.  "He's going to be so rich. We are looking at money."

Trump continued, "And this guy, [Ja’Marr] Chase, wherever the hell he is. Where the hell is Chase? He was catching balls all over the place. You guys are going to make so much money. And I don't think your quarterback is going to do too badly, coach. I don't think he will do too badly."

LSU defeated Oklahoma 63-28 in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Dec. 28 to advance to the College Football Playoff National Championship game in New Orleans, La. 

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Later, Trump said, “LSU became the college football national champions, and coach [Ed] Orgeron said after the game, ‘God had a plan, all I did was follow the plan.’ The fact is, God had a great coach here. This is a great, great coach. I really mean that, too.”

“And The truth is, with a great coach, an outstanding quarterback, and an entire team filled with heart and skill and hope and courage and passion and strength, and unbreakable will to win," said Trump.  "That’s what they had, they had unbreakable will and confidence. They went against the team 28-0. I don't think they had a doubt about what was going to be happening. I don’t think.”

Trump then turned to Burrow  and asked, “Did you ever doubt? Not even a little bit?”

“He's going to be so rich,” Trump added. “He looks sort of like a young Tom Brady. Does that make sense to you? We call them young Tom Brady. This LSU team will long be remembered as one of the greatest in college football history. And I just want to say congratulations and go Tigers.”

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