Trump doesn't seem to know the words to the National Anthem

Posted January 10, 2018

Monday night's National Anthem is earning recognition online and in the media - but not because of the Zac Brown Band's performance.

But after Trump was seen mouthing words that did not match the lyrics of The Star Spangled Banner, some questioned whether the president actually knows the words to his nation's anthem.

Lamar is also an outspoken supporter of former San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick, who rose to national prominence after taking a knee during the National Anthem.

Washington Post's Josh Dawsey tweeted that Trump was "both cheered and booed as he strode to midfield for the national anthem". Unlike the NFL, nearly no college football teams take the field until after the national anthem, according to The Associated Press.

United States President Donald Trump has been accused of forgetting the lyrics to the country's national anthem during an appearance at a college football game in Atlanta. After a while, however, he appeared to lose track of the words, and began singing random words, with no concept of the song's tune. "Trump doesn't know the national anthem".

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Prior to Monday evening's college football national championship in Atlanta, fans in attendance were asked to rise for the customary pregame rendition of the national anthem.

Social media commented that it appeared the president doesn't know the words to the song - which is especially peculiar because of his repeated stance that the country's flag and anthem must be respected at football games. He said his grandfather had taught him to do this only during the pledge, and to only sing during the anthem.

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.

The national anthem became a burning issue of the U.S. politics in September after Trump's severe criticism of NFL players kneeling during the song as a way to protest against violence towards black Americans.