President Donald Trump took the field Monday night in Atlanta, GA, for the College Football National Championship game between the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama, mostly to cheers.
"Trump's been trying to get football players fired for kneeling during the National Anthem and this man can't even mumble it on national television right", wrote another.
But supporters praised the president for taking the field, hand on heart. "We want our national anthem respected also". President Trump's mental state has already been called into question, and the bad lip sync has been identified by some as proof that the president's mental health is deteriorating.
Social media commented that it appeared the president doesn't know the words to the song - which is especially peculiar because of his repeated stance that the country's flag and anthem must be respected at football games. Those in military uniform should salute.
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North Dakota State came into the game looking for revenge after last season's disappointing end. "We made too many mistakes". Houston said the victory gave his team respect for North Dakota State's program and confidence it had reached its level.
"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". However, singing the Star-Spangled Banner is encouraged from school onwards - in some schools it is compulsory. At the end of the speech, Trump's slur was evident as he said: "God bless the United Shhtates".
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Last year, the president sparked a new wave of national anthem protests after he called the former San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started the movement against police brutality, a "son of a b****."
Trump has been very vocal about the importance of honoring the flag and standing during the playing of the anthem, even calling National Football League players who disrespect Old Glory "SOBs". 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.