Trump wants college season to proceed: Players 'have been working too hard'
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Donald Trump thinks the 2020 college football season should take place.

The U.S. President on Monday quote-tweeted a message from Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence using the hashtag #WeWantToPlay in a show of support for student-athletes who want to play in the fall.

"The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be (canceled)," Trump wrote.

Trump, who's been campaigning ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November, doubled down on his support for the 2020 season in another tweet:

The coming campaign is apparently in serious danger of being postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Big Ten's presidents reportedly voted to cancel the football season Monday morning, and an official announcement is expected by Tuesday.

Several college football stars - including Lawrence and Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields - called late Sunday night for the formation of a players' union and listed a series of objectives for staging the 2020 season.

Lawrence believes players will be at greater risk of contracting the coronavirus if they are sent home because the season is called off.

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh publicly urged the Big Ten to proceed with the 2020 campaign following reports of the presidents' vote.

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