Donald Trump seemed to forget the words to the USA national anthem

Doug Mendoza
January 10, 2018

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: U.S. President Donald Trump on field during the national anthem prior to the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Washington Post's Josh Dawsey tweeted that Trump was "both cheered and booed as he strode to midfield for the national anthem". But because of Trump's repeated defense of the song and the fact that he likely hears the national anthem more than most Americans, many expect him to know it. People who oppose President Trump were obviously quick to point out the error, but after a while, even his supporters began sadly noting that he looked out of sorts.

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The Flag Code covers aspects of etiquette when the anthem is played in some detail.

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The US President was on the field for The Star-Spangled Banner before the College Football Playoff national title games between Alabama and Georgia, and seemed to only sing some of the words. Those in military uniform should salute.

The majority of Americans - 61 percent - do not know all the words to the "The Star-Spangled Banner", according to a Harris Interactive survey.

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".

This comment is believed to be relating to the ongoing criticism Trump gave professional football players who kneel during the anthem to protest racial injustice, as well as the NFL itself for allowing it. In October 2017, he had also asked Vice President Mike Pence to leave an Indianapolis Colts game early after the players knelt during the National Anthem.

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