Twitter trolls 'smart' and 'stable genius' Donald Trump for 'forgetting' national anthem

Twitter trolls 'smart' and 'stable genius' Donald Trump for 'forgetting' national anthem

Twitter trolls 'smart' and 'stable genius' Donald Trump for 'forgetting' national anthem

But at the Alabama vs. Georgia game in Atlanta, as the president stood with the color guard during the anthem and appeared to mouth the words to the song, some questioned: Does Trump know the words to entire 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.

Trump sparked controversy last September after he referred to Colin Kaepernick and other protesting athletes as "sons of bitches" during a rally in Alabama.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a b***h off the field right now, out".

What has Mr Trump said about the anthem?

"The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race", he wrote. But as country artist Zac Brown broke into the song's first few bars, every set of eyes in the building remained fixed on President Donald Trump, who took in the game's first half from a luxury box.

Twitter trolls 'smart' and 'stable genius' Donald Trump for 'forgetting' national anthem

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he's fired?'" Trump said in August. The league's commissioner, Roger Goodell, responded in a statement at the time, saying, "Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players". Those in military uniform should salute. Nevertheless, the slack-jawed national anthem performance on Monday night was a bad look.

There are no penalties for not following the flag code.

He sung some parts of the anthem, but fell silent during others.

Many observers were unimpressed, pointing out that Trump had adopted a position as guardian of the anthem.

A third pointed out: "America, your President - doesn't know all the words to your national anthem".

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