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Donald Trump Praises Clemson Name Drops Bill Belichick

6/12/2017 11:06 AM PDT

NCAA Champion Clemson Tigers Visit President Trump at White House

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Donald Trump says Deshaun Watson is going to be a great pro, Hunter Renfrow is "lucky" he caught the game-winning TD and Bill Belichick loves him some Dabo Swinney.

That's the Cliffs Notes version of Trump's speech to the Clemson Tigers football team at the White House on Monday ... where POTUS congratulated the guys for winning the National Championship. 

Trump called out several players from the crowd to come up -- including ex-Tigers QB Desean Watson, who was flown into D.C. by the owners of his new team, the Houston Texans. 

Trump also called the National Championship game against Alabama one of the greatest football games he's ever seen. 

Overall, lots of praise from Trump -- but none of the zingers/dad jokes Barack Obama was known for delivering.  

What's also cool ... the Secret Service agent who greeted the team is ex-Tigers WR Kevin Youngblood -- who played for Clemson in the early 2000's (and had a short stint in the NFL) before dedicating his life to protecting POTUS.

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