“He Showed So Much Love” – Heisman Trophy Winner Joe Burrow Praises Trump After White House Visit (VIDEO)
After winning the NCAA football national championship, President Trump invited the winning team, the LSU Tigers, to visit the White House.
Some teams have refused to visit in the past, but LSU is a better team than some of these others who have rejected the offer.
The president joked with Burrow during the team’s White House visit.
“After breaking a bone in his hand playing at Ohio State, Joe sat on the bench and wasn’t happy about it, I heard he was not thrilled,” Trump said to Burrow, a Heisman Trophy winner.
“Not my best one,” Burrow said in reply.
Trump continued, “He didn’t like it. I heard stories. He was going a little crazy. Then the coach took charge and took a chance and brought him to LSU. Joe soon became the best quarterback in all of college football — and not close — because he set an NCAA record with 60 touchdowns — I’ve never even heard of that, 60 — in a single season, averaging a touchdown every quarter, and won the Heisman Trophy by the largest margin in the history of the Heisman Trophy.”
Trump also called Burrow a “young Tom Brady” and predicted great things for the young player’s future.
“Joe, I want to say, on behalf of the country, that you make our country very, very proud,” Trump said. “You’re really an inspirational talent and all of that. But you’re an inspirational player and you’re an inspirational person. And you have a heart that’s incredible, and you have a team that respects you so much.”
LSU Quarterback @Joe_Burrow10 speaks at the White House and presents President Trump with a jersey.
TRUMP: "I thought he was going to give me the Heisman Trophy." pic.twitter.com/0OeluUeTBG
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 17, 2020
When asked about the visit, Heisman winning quarterback Joe Burrow told reporter Jordan Fabian,
“He showed so much love to everyone on our team. I don’t care if you’re a Republican, Democrat, don’t care about politics at all, that was an awesome experience for everybody.”
If you keep up with college football at all, you’ll realize that the President is spot on about Burrow. Joe is definitely going to go to the NFL and have a very successful career. I think he may eventually turn out to be one of the most successful NFL quarterbacks in recent history.