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President Trump takes credit for influencing Big Ten's decision to bring fall football back

The formal announcement of Big Ten once again playing football this fall brings the return of the sport as a presidential election talking point for Donald Trump.

With the election looming in early November, the key swath of swing states where the election is expected to be decided are located in the Big Ten’s footprint. And for the past month, Trump has pushed and prodded the Big Ten to change its stance on playing football this fall, including having a conversation with commissioner Kevin Warren.

On Twitter on Wednesday morning, Trump cast himself as the hero in the Big Ten's return: "It is my great honor to have helped!