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Trump to honor champion Clemson at White House on Monday

Swinney

David J. Phillip / AP

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney celebrates after the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. Clemson beat Alabama 44-16.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he's looking forward to celebrating Clemson's national champion football team at the White House on Monday.

Trump announced the team's visit in a tweet Friday, exclaiming "what a game, what a coach, what a team!"

Clemson beat Alabama 44-16 on Monday night in the title game.

Trump also honored the Tigers two years ago when they also beat Alabama in the championship game.