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
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