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Anti-Semitism in US linked to BDS movement, new NGO-backed report finds

EXCLUSIVE — A new report, obtained Sunday by Fox News, has exposed what it called “unprecedented links between the BDS [The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions] movement and far-right groups to propagate anti-Semitism in the United States.”

The 120-page report, titled “The New Anti-Semites,” is scheduled to be released on Monday and is backed by 23 Jewish and Christian American non-governmental organizations.

“The wide coalition behind the report illustrates the growing concern about the spike in anti-Semitism in the United States,” the report’s authors said. “Much of this hatred is often disguised under the veil of the delegitimization campaign against the Jewish State of Israel.”

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Fox News obtained the report on anti-Semitism on Sunday. (StopAntisemitism.org and Zachor Legal Institute)

The report warned that “this bigotry does not end with the Jewish people; it threatens to dismantle American values and result in mass violence,” one of the report’s authors, StopAntiSemitism.org director Liora Rez, told Fox News.

JERSEY CITY MAYOR: KOSHER MARKET ATTACK WAS A HATE CRIME, ANTI-SEMITISM MUST BE CALLED OUT

Last week, in Jersey City, N.J., Mayor Steven Fulop said the shooting that unfolded at a kosher market was a “targeted attack,” in what he called an act of hate. Two shooters sparked a chaotic scene of gunfire; six people died, including a police officer, the shooters and three bystanders.

The shooters had been linked to the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, a militant group whose members believe they’re descendants of the ancient Israelites and who have been known to rail against white and Jewish people.

“What we are seeing is a phenomenon amongst all the radical movements, with BDS being one of the leaders, and making anti-Semitism mainstream to incite hate against Jews,” Rez said. “I think that the BDS movement has put anti-Semitism in the spotlight with a massive megaphone that they have been granted on college campuses. It basically opens the Pandora’s box.”

StopAntisemitism.org and the Zachor Legal Institute authored the report. The authors said the report detailed how the BDS movement “directly drives anti-Semitism and radicalizes public discourse in Western democracies,” documenting more than 100 examples in the United States and around the world.

Zachor Legal Institute founder Marc Greendorfer,  a co-author, told Fox News the research began two years ago. He said what prompted him to start putting together the report was his involvement in supporting state anti-BDS laws.

“We knew, because we have done other work, we had done research, where BDS was formed, how it was formed, who supported it, and what we found was that there was a very strong terror organization component to the founding and management of BDS,” Greendorfer told Fox News.

He said he then talked to other organizations and asked them if they had specific examples of BDS “both making very blatantly anti-Semitic statements and affiliating with hate groups.”

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“All the groups consolidated their information and we prepared the report from that,” Greendorfer added.

The report uncovered “an increasingly public intellectual and philosophical alliance between the BDS movement and far-right groups,” according to the authors. They also said it “brings to light numerous incidents in which the anti-Semitic rhetoric used by far-right groups and white supremacist networks has been embraced by left-wing BDS leaders and activists.”

The report said the “delegitimization campaign” has been anti-Semitic, as defined by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance [IHRA]: bigotry against Jewish people often used by the U.S. government and other governments.

“This report builds on the idea that BDS is backed by terror, but specifically it investigated the burgeoning ties between extreme left and extreme right anti-Semitism,” Greendorfer told Fox News. “We compiled an analysis of examples of anti-Semitism that has been spread over the years going all the way back to the Middle Ages, really, and to the Nazi regime and then anti-Israel activism once Israel was established as a state.”

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The report said, “The BDS movement and its agenda against Israel is also being promoted by the more ‘mainstream’ and center-stage white supremacists of the United States.” One example: former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke’s “newfound support.”

It provided examples from Duke’s Twitter account.

“For the first time we are seeing David Duke changing his vocabulary. Rather than using ‘Jews,’ he is spotlighting ‘Israel’ and ‘Zionism.’ And, in my opinion, this is a direct result of the radical BDS movement coming into play,” Rez told Fox News.

Greendorfer said the report reached two major conclusions.

“The groups today that spread anti-Semitism are using the same style, message and sometimes even images that have historically been used by anti-Semites,” Greendorfer said. “The second part is the intersection of the extreme left and the extreme right, that they are now united in spreading these messages.”

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He added, “There is a terrorist element behind this and that’s what we are trying to expose and now the left and right are uniting in anti-Semitism.”

Rez said, “For far too long, BDS has been able to masquerade as a social justice movement in America, while spreading vile Jew-hatred and inciting hate and violence.” She added, “By exposing the history, methods, and networks of the new anti-Semites, we are empowering the American people to effectively combat it.”

The report is scheduled to be released five days after President Trump signed an executive order targeting anti-Semitism on college campuses. The order broadened the federal government’s definition of anti-Semitism to include the IHRA’s definition, which can include criticism of Israel, and instructed it to be used in enforcing laws against discrimination on college campuses under Title VI.

Under the order, the Department of Education could withhold funding from schools that it found in violation of Title VI.

“The president did exactly what this report was encouraging,” Greendorfer told Fox News. He also said Trump “did exactly what he had hoped for, but it would be much more comprehensive if Congress also acted.”

The report called on federal and state governments to incorporate the IHRA’s definition into “clear, enforceable laws.”

These measures would include increased social and academic education on modern anti-Semitism and legislation “preventing social media sites from serving as a platform for anti-Semites to spread their hatred,” according to the report’s authors.

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The Palestinian BDS National Committee, which, according to its website, is the coalition of Palestinian civil society organizations that leads and supports the BDS movement, did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Indiana man calls 911 by mistake, winds up behind bars

An Indiana man wound up behind bars after deputies responded to his accidental 911 call, investigators said.

Aaron Allman, 48, of Columbus, ended up getting locked up on an outstanding warrant Friday night after he called the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office’s emergency number by mistake.

“Thank you, Mr. Allman, for giving us a call to pick you up,” Sheriff Matt Myers wrote in a Facebook post Saturday. “Doesn’t get any better than this. Lock your cell phone when not using.”

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Aaron Allman, 48, was hauled off to jail on an outstanding warrant. (Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office )

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Myers said after he made the 911 call, Allman told dispatchers he’d called accidentally and that everything was fine, no one needed to respond.

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“Deputies responded anyway where they were able to confirm that Allman had a warrant for his arrest,” Myers said.

The deputies then gave Allman a ride to the Bartholomew jail.

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Saudi student at the University of New Mexico charged with illegally possessing handgun, FBI says

A Saudi Arabian student enrolled at the University of New Mexico’s school of engineering was charged Friday with illegally possessing a firearm after a search of his Albuquerque residence found a .380-caliber Cobra handgun, according to federal court documents.

Hassan Alquahtani, 28, was scheduled to get his diploma from the university on Saturday before going to Disneyland to celebrate with his family, according to the Albuquerque Journal.

Those plans changed following an FBI investigation into the student, which began after an anonymous person called its National Threat Operations Center on Aug. 8 and said that Alqahtani was “creating a list of people who he wants to kill before he leaves the U.S.”

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That list allegedly included the person who gave the tip, as well as University of New Mexico professors, according to the outlet.

Alqahtani turned himself in to authorities on Friday afternoon, where he appeared before Judge Karen Molzen who ordered him to be held through the weekend. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico told NBC News that “Alqahtani is not currently charged with anything other than possession of a firearm. I cannot confirm or deny an ongoing investigation of any other conduct.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney George Kraehe argued that Alqahtani should stay in custody because the list included UNM professors, according to the Albuquerque Journal. The list wasn’t included in the complaint and it’s not clear which professors were on it.

According to the complaint, a confidential source said Alqahtani approached him in November with an interest in purchasing an AK-47 rifle and that Alqahtani later said he was interested instead in acquiring a smaller gun for protection. The affidavit says a girlfriend of Alqahtani claimed ownership of the seized gun and is possibly conspiring to conceal his possession of the firearm.

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Joel Meyers, a defense attorney for Alqahtani, said he plans to dispute accusations that the seized firearm belonged to Alqahtani, and expressed disappointment at the timing of the arrest on the day before Alqahtani’s graduation ceremony.

“If he was such a concern,” Meyers said, “why the delay until right before his graduation?”

Meyers said Alqahtani is in the U.S. legally on a student visa and that he lives with his wife — described as his girlfriend in the criminal complaint — who is not prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Alqahtani has a detention hearing on Dec. 16

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In a news release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Albuquerque says the firearms charge can carry a penalty up to 10 years in prison.

The Associated Press contributed to the report

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Mexican MS-13 gang member arrested crossing border into Arizona, was previously deported

A previously deported MS-13 gang member from Mexico has been arrested after border agents spotted the man illegally crossing into Arizona, officials said.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents patrolling just west of the Douglas Port of Entry caught the man as he sneaked across the U.S.-Mexico border, the agency said Thursday in a news release. The agents arrested the man and later identified him as Gonzalo Garcia-Gonzales, a 26-year-old Mexican national.

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A records check disclosed that Garcia-Gonzales is a documented member of MS-13, the CBP said. While the agency didn’t report whether he had a history of violence, it said that Garcia-Gonzales had previously been deported – most recently in February.

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Garcia-Gonzales was arrested Thursday just west of Arizona’s Douglas Port of Entry after his latest attempt to enter the U.S. illegally, the CBP said. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Garcia-Gonzales was being in federal custody pending further criminal prosecution, the agency said.

The arrest of Garcia-Gonzales comes a week after the CBP announced the arrest of a 40-year-old El Salvadoran national and MS-13 member trying to illegally enter the U.S. through New Mexico. The man had been previously deported after charges of assault and DWI.

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MS-13, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, recruits young teenagers from El Salvador and Honduras, though many gang members were born in the U.S. The gang has been blamed for dozens of killings since January 2016 across a wide swath of New York’s Long Island, the Los Angeles area, and the D.C. suburbs.

MS-13 also has been singled out by President Trump for its brutality, which has led to a series of crackdowns by law enforcement on the federal and local levels.

Earlier this month, the FBI unveiled a new tip line in the hope of gathering information to combat the violence MS-13 uses to terrorize American communities.

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The national tip line 1-866-STP-MS13 or 1-866-787-6713.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

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‘Santas’ subdue stabbing suspect on train after New York City’s SantaCon

Santas descended upon New York City on Saturday and brought more than Christmas cheer.

Several men partaking in SantaCon — an annual tradition in which revelers bar hop in festive costumes — subdued a stabbing suspect aboard a Long Island Rail Road train, officials said.

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Two men were fighting on the train, heading from Manhattan to Long Island, around 6 p.m., when one of them, a man who was allegedly drunk, shouting homophobic comments and wielding a knife, stabbed a 22-year-old in the leg, according to the New York Daily News.

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That’s when a group of “Santas” jumped to the rescue and restrained the man. A video posted to Twitter shows the bystanders subduing the man as people aboard the train are heard shouting at them to stop.

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Once the train stopped at a station in the borough of Queens, the stabbing victim was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.

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Thousands dressed up as Santa Claus, reindeer, elves and other festive holiday characters participated in New York City’s SantaCon on Saturday.  (AP Photo)

“A bunch of people jumped on him and they managed to hold the guy down and beat them up bad until the cops arrived and even then he was resisting arrest,” witness Matthew Monte told NBC New York of the incident.

The suspect was a 45-year-old man, per the news outlet, which confirmed the man is accused of whipping out a knife and stabbing a man in the leg.

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The user who uploaded a video of the altercation to Twitter tried clarifying what happened, writing: “just so everyone’s clear the guys in the santa costumes did not start this. the old drunk man enticing them did.”

SantaCon attendees are often stereotyped as drunk, young adults who descend upon New York ahead of Christmas, annoying locals who claim they wreak havoc and chaos. The event, described on its website as a “Non-commercial, Non-political, Nonsensical Santa Claus Convention That Happens Once A Year To Spread Absurdist Joy,” raises money for charity and is held in many cities across the U.S.

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Newtown wins state football championship 7 years to the day after Sandy Hook

Newtown, Conn., celebrated a climactic football state championship victory Saturday — exactly seven years after the city mourned the deaths of 26 people in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

The Newtown HS Nighthawks had been tied with Darien HS’s team as the clock wound down Saturday. Then, through the dense fog, quarterback Jack Street connected with receiver Riley Ward for a dramatic, last-second, 36-yard touchdown pass, local station FOX 61 reported.

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Newtown’s Ben Pinto (42) reacts after the Newtown Nighthawks beat the Darien Blue Wave with a walk-off touchdown in the Class LL state football championship at Trumbull High School Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Trumbull, Conn. Newtown won 13-7. Newtown marked the seventh anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School with vigils, church services and a moment of joy when the community’s high school football team, with a shooting victim’s brother as linebacker, won the state championship Saturday in a last-minute thrill. (Kassi Jackson/Hartford Courant via AP)

Newtown had a victory in the books with a final score of 13-7. The win marked the school’s first state title since 1992, according to the station.

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In a stirring video captured by Hartford Courant reporter Shawn McFarland, players erupted in cheers and embraced each other.

“We had moments in that game where it didn’t look too good for Newtown,” Newtown coach Bobby Pattison told the Courant. “I’m so proud of the kids. I couldn’t be happier.”

Senior Jared Dunn was amped.

“The whole town showed out on this special night,” he said. “We knew we had to bring it home for our town. 27 years, it’s crazy. This is crazy.”

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Even Newtown’s rival, Darien, praised the team for playing “with your hearts on your sleeves.”

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California volunteer search-and-rescue worker dies on mountain while looking for missing hiker

A California high school teacher and volunteer search-and-rescue worker – who was separated from his partner Saturday afternoon while looking for a missing hiker – was found dead on the side of a mountain in San Bernardino County near the eastern border of Los Angeles, officials confirmed.

The rescue worker, Timothy Staples, 32, was reported missing after he and his partner on the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue team became separated Saturday afternoon on Mount Baldy, a peak in Southern California’s San Gabriel Mountains, the sheriff’s office said. An air search discovered Staples unresponsive on ice and snow. A medic was lowered and determined Staples was dead. The circumstances surrounding his death remained under investigation, the department said.

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“Our search and rescue volunteers give us themselves and their time selflessly to try to rescue folks that have become lost. And this is an example of what they are willing to give,” San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon said at a news conference Saturday evening.

Staples was one of 126 people working in 23 teams combing Mount Baldy in search of Sree Mokkapati, 52, of Irvine, Calif., who has been missing since Dec. 8. Search-and-rescue crews were recalled from the mountain Saturday after the rescue worker’s death and search operations were being re-evaluated, the department said.

Last weekend, Mokkapati, whose family says he is an experienced hiker, set out to scale Mount Baldy with a group of friends. The friends told authorities Mokkapati decided to leave the group behind and continue on to the summit alone when they wanted to turn back. They said they contacted police after he failed to return to his car later that afternoon, Los Angeles’ KCBS-TV reported.

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Sree Mokkapati, 52, of Irvine, Calif., has been missing since Dec. 8, authorities say. (San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department)

Staples had volunteered with the department’s search-and-rescue team for nine years and was a new teacher at Damien High School, the same Catholic high school from which he graduated from in 2006, Los Angeles’ KTLA-TV reported. He recently got married and coached track and field, the school said in a statement.

“Our school will have a crisis intervention team of clergy and professionals trained to help with the needs of students, parents, and school personnel,” the statement said.

“We are deeply saddened by this loss and will make every effort to support our students, faculty, and alumni during this difficult time,” it continued. “We ask that our Spartan families and extended school community come together in prayer and support for Mr. Staples’ family.”

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Nebraska man on death row for killing 4 – but Texas woman says she’ll marry him: report

A 33-year-old Nebraska man on death row for killing four people within 10 days in 2013 has at least one friend still in his corner: a 46-year-old Texas woman who reportedly has confirmed that she and the killer plan to marry.

But Dawn Arguello of Lubbock isn’t happy that Nikko Jenkins – who authorities say committed the murders within three weeks of being released from prison on a robbery and assault conviction – recently had her name tattooed on his face.

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“I was very (ticked) off that he did that,” Arguello told the Omaha World-Herald. “He doesn’t need to be self-mutilating like that.”

Arguello added she isn’t happy about the way her husband-to-be has been portrayed in the local press.

“If you believe the media,” she said, “he’s the most hated man in Nebraska besides Charles Starkweather.”

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Nikko Jenkins has been linked to four murders committed within 10 days in 2013, authorities say.

The reference was to the 1950s serial killer of 11 people whose story inspired several movies, including “Badlands” in 1973 and “Natural Born Killers” in 1994. After his conviction in one of the murders, Starkweather was executed in Nebraska in 1959 at age 20.

Jenkins is not like Starkweather at all, she said.

“He’s not what the media has made him out to be,” she told the World-Herald. “He’s an enigma. He has feelings. He’s very sensitive.

“He’s not what the media has made him out to be. He’s an enigma. He has feelings. He’s very sensitive.”

— Dawn Arguello, fiancee of death-row inmate

“He’s very intelligent,” she added, “and, yes, he’s very manipulating.”

According to authorities, Jenkins received help from family members in executing the four murders to which he’s been linked. They say he convinced his sister and a female cousin to lure two men with a promise of sex acts in an Omaha park, then Jenkins himself appeared and suddenly blasted the two men in their heads with a shotgun.

A few days later, Jenkins, his sister and another man went to a neighborhood in Omaha, supposedly to commit a robbery. Instead, Jenkins killed the man, authorities said.

Then a few days after that, Jenkins pulled a mother of three out of her SUV and killed her, according to authorities.

Jenkins’ death sentence, issued in 2017, was Nebraska’s first since the state’s voters reinstated capital punishment in a November 2016 vote.

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In 2014, however, the Nebraska Legislature ordered a special investigation into Jenkins’ case because some critics noted that, while in prison prior to the murders, Jenkins had spent more than half of his sentence in solitary confinement. The critics claimed the isolation may have had an effect on his mental health, possibly resulting in the killing spree so soon after he was released.

Arguello met Jenkins while doing volunteer work for a nonprofit organization that advocates for death-row inmates and their families. She also has a criminal record of her own, with convictions for misdemeanor domestic violence, felony child abuse and felony credit card abuse, the World-Herald reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Phone scam: North Dakota father gets call saying his Marine son was killed on active duty

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A North Dakota father received a piece of horrible news that left him searching for options after a private phone number reached out to tell him that his son, a Marine, had been killed while on active duty.

That phone call — which turned out to be scam — seemed legitimate until the person on the other end asked for his Social Security number.

“They wanted to know when and where I wanted him buried and how soon, and then they would call me back,” said the father, John Stautz, according to Valley News Live.

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At first, Stautz didn’t know what to do after receiving the call, which he said left him “in awe.” The person on the other end said they were from the United States Marine Corps and that his son had been killed in “live-fire practice,” the outlet reported.

“I was upset, scared, frustrated and I didn’t know what to do,” he told the outlet. The father said he held off telling his wife about it because he “didn’t know what to say.”

For Stautz — whose son actually is a Marine — the call felt extremely real for him. Thinking it wasn’t a hoax, he gave his Social Security number to the caller. At the same time, his instincts and family background in the military began telling him that something just didn’t feel right.

“I started thinking this is kind of odd because I’ve seen it where the military comes to your door, not call you on the phone,” he said, according to Valley News Live.

When Stautz finally told his wife about what he believed was news of their son’s death, she began reaching out to family members. During one of those calls, they were able to stop worrying and finally relax.

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“My oldest brother got ahold of my daughter who just happened to say, no he’s just fine,” Stautz told the outlet.

Following the incident, Stautz took steps to protect his identity after he had given away his Social Security number. Now a bit more defensive, he tells others to double-check any phone call they receive, no matter how believable.

This type of call from scammers isn’t that uncommon, and it’s often that members of the military and their families are targeted, as well.

According to Consumer Reports, people in the U.S. have reported losses of $285 million this year alone from imposter scams. In May of this year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said it received 46,000 imposter scam complaints.

For Stautz, he joins countless others preyed upon by these types of hoaxes.

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“Somebody with a really bad thought, twisted thought would have to do this, and that’s a shame it happens to anybody,” Stautz added.

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Navy defeats Army to claim Commander-in-Chief Trophy with Trump in attendance

Navy got off to a slow start on Saturday but quickly bounced back to handily defeat Army with a final score of 31-7, winning the coveted Commander-in-Chief Trophy, as President Trump looked on from the stands.

Trump received a warm reception from the crowd when he arrived to take his seat at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, as the stadium showered him with roars and applause.

This was Trump’s third appearance at the historic rivalry game, and the 120th meeting between the teams from the Military Academy at West Point, in New York, and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

The president also visited both teams in their respective locker rooms to wish them luck before the game, and informed them that students will be allowed to pursue a career in professional sports before they are required to fulfill their military service obligations. Trump had directed the Defense Department to change its rules for players seeking to play professionally and allow for a service waiver.

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“So what we’re doing now is you’ll go out and you’ll make a fortune,” Trump said in the Army locker room. “And after you are all finished with your professional career, you’ll go and you’ll serve. And everybody’s thrilled.”

He also shook each player’s hand and thanked them for their service.

Trump, sporting a signature “Make America Great Again” hat, also participated in the coin toss before the start of the game. He spent the first half of the game on the Army sideline before walking over to Navy’s sideline for the second half.

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The 23rd-ranked Midshipmen notched their 10th win of the season, with two losses, while the Army Black Knights fell to 5-8 on the year.

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Army had won the last three consecutive games, but Navy leads the series overall: 61-52-7.

Fox News’ Marisa Schultz contributed to this report

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