Later on Trump praised the other candidates in the race, including former University of Alabama football coach Tommy Tuberville.
While the president might have received a largely warm reception inside the stadium, there were also signs of protest in Tuscaloosa before the game.
A "Baby Trump" balloon, a 20-foot-tall balloon of a diaper-clad president that is often present outside Trump appearances and protests, was slashed by a knife-wielding man at a nearby park, CBS Birmingham affiliate WIAT reported. Girvan said the unidentified man was arrested.
"If somebody attacked my wife, said she was ugly - a political opponent, I would spend the rest of my life just going after them, making sure that they paid for it whereas Ted Cruz can not hug Donald Trump enough", Scarborough said.More news: Toyota and BYD join forces for EV development in China
Robert Kennedy, a volunteer who brought the "Baby Trump" balloon to Tuscaloosa and was tasked with minding it, told AP that the inflatable blimp immediately began falling after the attack.
There was little sign of political sentiment on campus but plenty of bipartisan grumbling about the long lines to get in due to enhanced security.
A protester carried a sign that said "Roll Tide Impeach 45" and another held a sign saying she had sold her ticket and donated the money to the Alabama Democratic Party.
Sessions was ultimately forced out of his role in November 2018, a day after the midterm elections in which Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives and positioned themselves to block much of Trump's agenda and investigate his administration. One woman wore an oversized red MAGA hat and carried a sign saying: "Make BAMA #1 Again".
He knew he was heading to friendlier turf in Alabama, getting out of Washington where talk of impeachment was everywhere.More news: Japanese women fight for right to wear glasses to work：The Asahi Shimbun
"This was a hostage tape", Cecil said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe", adding that Sessions was practically begging Trump not to say bad things about him.
Mr. Trump left during the third quarter, but later tweeted that it was a "great game!"
Ahead of Trump's visit to Alabama's campus, a message was sent by a school official, warning that anybody sitting in the student section would be instantly "removed" if they exhibited any "disruptive behavior, according to the Washington Post".
Still, even in Alabama, where he won 63% of the vote in 2016, the president generated some heat.
At the game, Trump sat in a box owned by Jim Wilson, a real estate businessman from Alabama. Clay Higgins, Mike Johnson, Ralph Abraham and Garret Graves; Sen.More news: LSU Tigers at Alabama Crimson Tide College Football Betting Odds