President Donald Trump got himself in trouble again as his knowledge of the national anthem is being questioned by critics after Trump sang some — but not all — of “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the opening ceremony at the College Football Playoff National Championship game in Atlanta on Monday.
Writer Tony Posnanski tweeted that Trump appeared to just keep “repeating ‘applesauce’ during the National Anthem.”
Another Twitter user wrote, “Trump spent months railing against black NFL players peacefully demonstrating during our national anthem, only for it to be shown that he doesn’t even know the words to our national anthem… that really just ties it all up neatly with bow, doesn’t it?”
Hours before the game, Trump again slammed athletes who choose to kneel during the national anthem. “There’s plenty of space for people to express their views and to protest, but we love our flag and we love our anthem and we want to keep it that way,” he said in a speech to the nation’s farmers in Nashville.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 9, 2018
IDEA: Before spending 6 months lecturing football players about respecting the national anthem MAYBE LEARN THE WORDS https://t.co/sNtVhGhZg0
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) January 9, 2018
Trump sings the National Anthem the way everyone sings Bone Thugs n Harmony songs.
— Matt Fernandez (@FattMernandez) January 9, 2018
Me: Do you think Trump even knows the words to the national anthem?
Friend: Oh definitely not.
We both laugh.
— Daryan Rahimzadeh (@daryanr) January 9, 2018
Maybe Trump could learn the lyrics to the National Anthem if we threw his name in there every 6 words or so.
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) January 9, 2018
If you’re trying to score a political point about the national anthem at a football game, be sure you’re prepared https://t.co/p2KSxqmSFy
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) January 9, 2018
Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough yells “F— Trump” before tonight’s title game. pic.twitter.com/RhuhRyNFHh
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) January 9, 2018
If y’all really listen I said Georgia smh about y’all people in this world https://t.co/VXKFBk7Vnh
— Bo Scarbrough (@starbo06) January 9, 2018