President Trump showed up at the Army-Navy football game Saturday and gave players a bit of news: They can defer their military service to play pro ball, Fox News reports.
“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.”
Players cheered him in each locker room upon hearing the news, the AP reports. And Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who accompanied Trump, confirmed it: “We have changed that policy,” he said.