'Baby Trump' balloon slashed at Alabama appearance, man arrested

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Sessions enters a crowded GOP primary that includes former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville and Rep. Bradley Byrne, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and others.

Despite the protest blocks away from the stadium, Trump received a relatively warm welcome when he and first lady Melania Trump were introduced on the scoreboard in the first quarter of the game. Trump Protesters often use the balloon at Trump rallies and events.

Meanwhile, before the game, there were multiple signs of protest, including an inflatable blimp resembling a baby Donald Trump wearing a diaper, according to ESPN, which also reported there was also a sign that read "Roll Tide Impeach 45".

There was also plenty of bipartisan grumbling about the long lines to get in to the game due to enhanced security.

There were more pro-Trump signs.

Both loud boos and cheers could be heard as Trump took his seat before the recent UFC bout at Madison Square Garden.

He knew he was heading to friendlier turf Saturday. "So I feel good about where we are", Sessions said. Alabama's student government association has warned students against being disruptive, but says their First Amendment rights will not being muzzled.

Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III said, "Just for him even wanting to come to this game, it just shows, like I said, the magnitude of the game".

A controversy arose in the days prior to the football game, after Trump revealed that he would be attending Saturday's match up. LSU beat Alabama, 46-41, Alabama's first loss of the season and first home loss in 31 games, stretching back to 2015.

Trump has been enthusiastically supporting Republican businessman Eddie Rispone's effort to unseat Louisiana's incumbent Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in the last governor's race of the year.

Sessions has rarely appeared in public since leaving the Trump administration.

When Fox News host Tucker Carlson pressed Sessions on his relationship with Trump Thursday night, citing his campaign ad where he declared his loyalty to the President, Sessions expressed his hopes for Trump's support.

Eleven Senate Republicans Friday endorsed former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in his bid to regain the Senate seat in Alabama that he held for two decades, bucking a White House that has frowned on him running again.

Sessions knows that the only path to winning for him in Alabama - a state Trump won by 28 points in 2016 and where he remains very popular - is to find a way to get back into the President's good graces.

-President William Howard Taft attended the LSU-Sewanee game in October 1909 in New Orleans. The day had been going mostly smoothly, Kennedy said, with some people yelling, "Trump 2020" as they passed while others posed for selfies with the balloon.

-In December 1969, President Richard Nixon was at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to watch Texas play Arkansas.

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