Obama Credits His Administration for Saving Army-Navy Game Amidst Sequester

‘When the government was forced to shut down, you didn’t even know if the game against the Air Force was going to happen’

"This is the second time these seniors have come here to claim the commander-in-chief's trophy. If you guys have your punch cards with you, the next one's free. So this team had the leadership, it had the tools, but this is a team that also had the knack for getting the job done under some pretty tough circumstances. When the government was forced to shut down, you didn't even know if the game against the Air Force was going to happen. Luckily the secretary of defense stepped in and gave the green light -- which shows you how important it was because Secretary Hagel has a few things on his plate. But he personally intervened on this one. So today it is my privilege to present you with a trophy that weighs about as much as I do. Congratulations guys once again."

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