Trump does coin toss at Army-Navy football game after buzzing rally in Marine One on way to West Point

DONALD Trump has arrived at the Michie Stadium in New York to watch this year's historic Army v Navy football game.

The Army Black Knights and Navy Midshipmen are facing off for the 121st time – with the president was in attendance to coin-toss and watch the drama unfold.




Trump took time out from his campaign to overturn the November presidential election result – which he lost to President-elect Joe Biden – to attend the annual military match up.

The president was pictured waving and applauding the crowd as he emerged from the stands at the Michie Stadium in West Point ahead of kick off.

He then walked on to the field with military officials to rapturous applause from the crowd, comprised only of cadets and midshipmen.

Mr Trump then led a pre-game coin-toss as the game began.

Navy won the president's coin toss after calling tails – butopted to defer until the second half.

As is tradition, the president visits both locker rooms and sits on each sideline for one half of the game to remain impartial.






The annual all-time series is considered one of the greatest rivalries in American sport.

But the match is being held at the Army's Michie Stadium in West Point, New York for the first time since World War Two in 1943.

Original plans to play the game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia had to be scrapped due to local Covid-19 health guidelines.

It's the first time the game has been played on non-neutral ground in 77 years.

As such a select crowd of around 9,000 spectators are attending the game, with the president himself among the chosen few.

Normally, the game has a Saturday all to itself. The conditions of this season made that impossible, and 37 other FBS games will take place. 





Last year, Navy defeated Army 31-7 to snap Army's three-game wining streak.

The Midshipmen lead the all-time series 61-52-7.

It comes as several thousand supporters of President Donald Trump returned to Washington today for rallies to back his desperate efforts to overturn the election result.

They cheered and sang as Trump flew overhead on the Marine One helicopter on his way out of DC at around 12pm to head to the US MIlitary Academy ahead of game time.

Mr Trump tweeted: “Wow! Thousands of people forming in Washington (D.C.) for Stop the Steal.

"Didn’t know about this, but I’ll be seeing them! #MAGA”

A couple of hours later, the president was seen waving to onlookers as he disembarked Air Force One at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, NY.

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