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Trump Was Joined By Alveda King At National Championship Game

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Benny Johnson Columnist, Viral Politics

President Trump made waves when he attended the college football national championship Monday night. The president unexpectedly walked out to the middle of the field for the national anthem, flanked by members of the Georgia ROTC.  

After the powerful moment, Trump watched the game from a stadium box suite. In the box, Trump snapped selfies with members of the military and spoke with supporters.

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However, there was one very special guest in the suite that did not get much media attention: Alveda King.

King is the niece of the late civil rights icon, Martin Luther King Jr. King could be seen joining Trump in the suite as one of his guests.  

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According to the White House pool report, King had joined Trump on Air Force One earlier for the dedication of a park in honor of her uncle.

We are holding on the plane as Trump signs a bill creating a national historic park for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Alveda King, his niece, is soon boarding the plane for the signing.

President Trump tweeted a photo of the signing Tuesday afternoon, saying:

It was my great honor to sign H.R. 267, the “Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act,” which redesignates the Martin Luther King, Junior, National Historic Site in the State of Georgia as the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park.

 

King has joined Trump before at political rallies and signing ceremonies and has spoken in support of the president on cable news in the past.

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