Does Donald Trump know the words to the USA national anthem?

11 January, 2018, 09:07 | Author: Julian Swanson
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As the Zac Brown Band belted out the national anthem, the camera panned to Trump, who appeared to be struggling with the words.

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. Social media followers were quick to pounce when the president seemed to sing along to parts of the song, but not to all.

The game, won by Alabama in overtime, featured a number of future NFL players - a group of people that Trump has clashed with over kneeling protests during the national anthem. 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.

At the time, Pence said, "I left today's Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our flag, or our national anthem".

"The president mouthed what appeared to be some of the words of the National Anthem and didn't mouth others".

The president was reportedly greeted with a mixture of cheers and boos while taking the field.

ZBB wasn't alone in the center of the field as President Trump, accompanied by men and women of the armed forces, stood nearby at attention for the historic moment.

Previous surveys have found that many American's don't know the full lyrics to the United States anthem, but for the United States president, a man who has attacked footballers for their actions during the anthem, his inability to sing the lyrics proved unpopular online.

"It looked like Donald Trump just kept repeating "applesauce" during the National Anthem", quipped another user.

Obviously Trump's critics were delighted and took to Twitter to gloat or simply express their astonishment.

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