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Twitter trolls 'smart' and 'stable genius' Donald Trump for 'forgetting' national anthem

10 January, 2018, 01:20 | Author: Glenda Knight
  • Trump and the National Anthem Here We Go Again

During one of his speeches, Trump even called a football player who refused to stand at attention during the performance of the USA national anthem "son of a bitch".

Donald Trump during the national anthem at the College Football Playoff National Championship in Atlanta on January 8, 2018. "It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem".

A few weeks ago, President Trump was excoriating NFL players for disrespecting the National Anthem.

After the anthem, Trump left the field without saying anything.

All eyes were on President Donald Trump at Monday night's College Football National Championship game, and many noticed his hesitant rendition of the Star Spangled banner.

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Former President Ronald Reagan once said: "I can't claim to know the words of all the national anthems in the world, but I don't know of any other that ends with a question and a challenge as ours does".

But supporters praised the president for taking the field, hand on heart.

The Flag Code covers aspects of etiquette when the anthem is played in some detail. According to a report in TIME, Trump's attendance was seen as an opportunity to protest as groups like the Atlanta chapter of the NAACP (The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and Refuse Fascism had planned demonstrations and protests in and outside of the venue.

The president appeared to sing part of the anthem with his hand held over his heart. He has even changed the banner image on his Twitter account to a photograph of him standing during the anthem before the game. As the anthem went on, he gradually began taking longer pauses and moving his mouth less, which quickly caught the attention of many Twitter users. Earlier this year, Trump was accused of stoking a culture war by loudly criticizing Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players for kneeling during the National Anthem as a form of peaceful protest against racism.

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