LSU national championship team meets President Trump during White House visit

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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The LSU national championship-winning Tigers met with President Donald Trump as part of the team’s victory celebration at the White House on Friday, Jan. 17.

The LSU team meets President Donald Trump during the team's White House visit. (Source: WAFB)

Several politicians were on hand, including Louisiana’s U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, as President Trump congratulated the team on their incredible season.

President Trump also gave his condolences to offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger, who lost his daughter-in-law, Carley McCord, on the day of LSU’s College Football Playoff Semifinal victory.

The next 24 hours will be busy for the Tigers, as they will return to Baton Rouge for a victory parade and celebration on LSU’s campus, scheduled for 11 a.m. on Jan. 18.

LSU’s presidential visit just days after two key coaches left the team.

The team’s defensive coordinator, Dave Aranda, was named the new head coach at Baylor University on Jan. 16.

Another LSU coach, passing coordinator Joe Brady, was hired as the offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers on Jan. 15.

Several players, including Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Patrick Queen, and Grant Delpit, have already declared for the NFL Draft.

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