Donald Trump on Monday took the field at the 2018 NCAA Football National Championship during the singing of the national anthem—and appeared not to know all the words.
President Trump doesn't know the lyrics to the national anthem, part 1 pic.twitter.com/dXY1RJzaUg
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 9, 2018
President Trump doesn't know the lyrics to the national anthem, part 2 pic.twitter.com/kdGRf2PKcI
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 9, 2018
Trump, who received boos from the crowd during his appearance at the Georgia vs. Alabama game, has made the national anthem a staple of his presidency, leading the charge against sports players who take a knee during the tune.
The irony of Trump’s apparent inability to sing the very anthem he claims to champion was not lost on the Internet.
Read some of the best reactions below:
Trump booed in a stadium as he mumbles through the national anthem – brutal TV pic.twitter.com/7LbNWber2t
— Rupert Myers (@RupertMyers) January 9, 2018
The very least that President Trump could've done was mouthed "watermelon" a few times if he didn't know the National Anthem. Any drag queen or lip syncher could've taught him that. #NationalChampionship
— Alex Palombo (@AlexPalombo) January 9, 2018
You know who knows the words to the National Anthem?
Trump, you're a disgrace.#NationalChampionship
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) January 9, 2018
Trump’s next speech should be him having to recite all the words to the National Anthem without a TelePrompTer. He has no clue. #NationalChampionship
— Dana Goldberg (@DGComedy) January 9, 2018
Of course the Donald that demeaned black and white athletes for understanding the true meaning of our National Anthem doesn’t even know the words. What’s the over-under on length of outrage if Obama had… oh, nevermind.
— Tom Perriello (@tomperriello) January 9, 2018
I'm going to need a @BadLipReading take on Trump's mumble-mouth rendition of the National Anthem.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) January 9, 2018
"President Trump flawlessly recited the national anthem better than any President ever!" pic.twitter.com/hoYXWsPlRW
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) January 9, 2018
(My cat knows the words to the National Anthem better than the president.) pic.twitter.com/Z7qF3O940d
— Heather Hogan (@theheatherhogan) January 9, 2018
Of course Stable Genius doesn’t know the words to the National Anthem. His name isn’t in it.
— Wendi Aarons (@WendiAarons) January 9, 2018
— Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) January 9, 2018
Yes he didn’t know the words to the National Anthem diaper man. https://t.co/6DfhkOGujQ
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) January 9, 2018
Trump may not know the words of the national anthem, but does anyone really? #NationalChampionship
— Conor McCormick (@ConorMichael28) January 9, 2018
Trump mouthing the National Anthem pic.twitter.com/stDBECPMu1
— Jaime Primak (@JaimePrimak) January 9, 2018
Live shot of Trump singing the national anthem. pic.twitter.com/NRaQkbaHJi
— Brian Tallerico (@Brian_Tallerico) January 9, 2018
Just fell out of my chair and kept rolling for several yards upon being presented with evidence that Trump may not have his beloved National Anthem memorized
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) January 9, 2018
— Kendally Brown (@kendallybrown) January 9, 2018
Make that 3 things … farming, God and the words to the National Anthem. https://t.co/0w31KaeJpl
— Col. Morris Davis (@ColMorrisDavis) January 9, 2018
Would a very stable genius forget the words to our national anthem? https://t.co/ukC03i1jLv
— Andrew Weinstein (@Weinsteinlaw) January 9, 2018
Trump the next time he’s on camera while the National Anthem is playing pic.twitter.com/rDjqUvBMSO
— Jon (@prasejeebus) January 9, 2018
Fox News reporter and right-wing conspiracy theorists planned to wiretap family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich: report
The Daily Beast on Monday evening broke a bombshell report on a secret 2017 meeting in Texas on a right-wing conspiracy theory where espionage was discussed.
"One of their topics was responding to online critics of wealthy Texas businessman Ed Butowsky, who had recently been outed as a driving force behind a retracted Fox News story about murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich," The Beast reported. "The group that gathered at Butowsky’s home included a conspiracy theorist, a Fox reporter fighting for her career, a former private intelligence contractor married to star journalist Lara Logan, and a Democratic PR operative who lost his business in the face of sexual assault allegations."
Maddow breaks down potential ‘direct financial connection’ between the Russian government and Donald Trump
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow read bombshell excerpts from a new book set for release on Tuesday.
The host interviewed David Enrich, finance editor at The New York Times, about his forthcoming book Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction.
The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" read excerpts from the book.
"There was no doubt that Deutsche Bank had extensive business dealings with Russia, and those dealings included acting as a conduit for dirty money to get out of Russia and into the western financial system," Enrich wrote.
Congress still has one big tool left to rein in Trump’s corruption: Oversight Committee Democrat
Senate Republicans may have managed to quash the impeachment trial without calling forth any new witnesses or seriously considering the evidence against President Donald Trump. And the president may feel vindicated and largely invulnerable as a result.
But, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday, that doesn't mean Democrats don't have one last big play to rein in the president's abuses of power. They can use the first and strongest authority delegated to them: the power of the purse.
"What can Democrats really do when it comes to oversight of the president?" asked Cooper. "I mean, now that impeachment is over, does seem like there are fewer and fewer guardrails, if any."