Published: Thu, January 11, 2018
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

Donald Trump stumbles over words during national anthem

Donald Trump stumbles over words during national anthem

Tens of thousands of fans at a college championship game in Atlanta between the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama booed and cheered as he took to the field for the national anthem.

"IDEA: Before spending 6 months lecturing football players about respecting the national anthem MAYBE LEARN THE WORDS", tweeted Judd Legum, editor of the lefty news outlet ThinkProgress. But when he joined members of the military on the field for the National Anthem before the game, it became clear he couldn't - or wouldn't fully sing along. As Americans commemorate King's birthday next week, the president will again be called upon to hear out those citizens who support using the First Amendment to protest racial injustice - including on the football field.

With his hand placed on his heart, Trump swayed along the tune while mumbling through the anthem, prompting people to question if he even knew the words at all, which is ironic country since he seems to have made the national anthem an important part of his political rhetoric.

US President Donald Trump received a mixed reception from football fans in America's conservative south on Monday, a partial rebuke on his political home turf.

The president left the game shortly before halftime.

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"I just witnessed one of the most special things I have ever seen in my 56 years".

Pool reporters traveling with the president said he mouthed what appeared to be some of the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner", but they could not tell exactly what he was saying or singing.

Earlier Monday, the president repeated his call for the anthem to be respected.

"We want our flag respected - and we want our NATIONAL ANTHEM respected also!"

The White House has vehemently denied these claims, and the president took to Twitter to personally defend his mental health in a string of now infamous tweets.

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