Trevor Lawrence is perhaps the most prominent college athlete to come forward and advocate for having a college football season in 2020, and now he has received support from the President of the United States.
Lawrence took to Twitter on Sunday night to join the “#WeWantToPlay” movement, and he stated the case for why he believes the 2020 college football season should not be canceled.
On Monday, President Donald Trump retweeted Lawrence and wrote “the student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be canceled.”
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany also put out a statement from the president:
“The president would very much like to see college football safely resume their sport … they work their whole lives for this moment and he’d like to see [these athletes] live out their dreams,” McEnany said.
Lawrence is arguing that the risk of players contracting COVID-19 may actually increase if there is no season. He believes the threat of catching COVID-19 is greater with players at home, as opposed to players being on campus and being forced to follow certain health and safety protocols during the season.