Does Donald Trump know the words to the U.S. national anthem?

11 January, 2018, 09:11 | Author: Rachel Mcdaniel
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President Donald Trump provoked his own national anthem controversy on Monday night, first booed as he took the field before a big college American football game and then appearing to mumble and stumble his way through the words to the Star Spangled Banner. Others pointed out how the president had railed against football players failing to respect the national anthem.

"Most schools are wise enough not to play the national anthem while players are on the field", Kansas State coach Bill Snyder told the AP at the time, adding, "I concur with that".

The president had previously also courted controversy over his singing of the national anthem in May previous year.

Trump did not simply stand with his hand over his heart in a luxury suite on Monday, he took the field for the national anthem, walking on to the cheers of thousands along with members of the armed forces.

President Donald Trump chose to take in some good old-fashioned American fun by taking in the country's most popular past time-a football game.

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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.

Not surprisingly, it comes from his oldest son, Donald Trump Jr.

It is also pertinent to mention Trump pushed the national anthem as a partisan issue shortly before the game during a speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation in Tennessee, tweeting, "We want our flag respected - and we want our NATIONAL ANTHEM respected also!"

The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

Trump has singled out ex-NFL quarterback Kaepernick for launching the trend previous year, and called other pro ballers SOBs who should be fired for participating in the silent protests.

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