Before the onset of tonight’s College Football National Championship game between the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama, Trump had already managed to stir controversy with his tenuous grasp of the National Anthem.
Despite Trump’s proclivity for attacking athletes who “take the knee” in protest against police brutality at professional NFL games, the President didn’t seem especially interested in any overt – or basic, for that matter – display of patriotism tonight, opting instead to fumble along as the National Anthem filled the stadium.
Either Trump – who has effectively predicated his presidency on respecting the flag and the National Anthem – never learned the words to the Star Spangled Banner or is so mentally deteriorated that he’s forgotten them. In any case, he took to the field to seemingly mouth random words that don’t quite manage to synch up with the song’s lyrics– if he sang at all.
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— Kendally Brown (@kendallybrown) January 9, 2018
Twitter, for its part, did not overlook his glaring hypocrisy. In short, if Trump is so intent upon sanctimoniously harping on patriotism, he should at least take care to show some of it when it counts.
When it’s your Bar Mitzvah but you forgot to study your Haftarah https://t.co/ofhBrGNmli
— EL GLIKO (@ElGliko) 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
The guy who went on a several weeks long rant about NFL players kneeling for the National Anthem doesn’t know the words to the National Anthem.
— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) January 9, 2018
— shauna (@goldengateblond) January 9, 2018
Donald Trump . . . your ill-fitting suit was a star-spangled blunder, and unfortunately your lipsync was not in . . . Francis Scott Key.
I'm sorry my dear, but you are up for elimination.
— RuPaul Ryan (@itsrupaulryan) January 9, 2018
— Tara “Stable Genius” Dublin (@taradublinrocks) January 9, 2018
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) January 9, 2018
Get the lip reader. Mr. Anti Take a Knee is fumbling. https://t.co/1Ht3DsT7EN
— Barbara Malmet (@B52Malmet) January 9, 2018
— Ben Jackson (@DadoftheDecade) January 9, 2018
There’s a greater chance that Trump knows the lyrics to “I’m Too Sexy” than to the national anthem. https://t.co/B2ZJsWv0pc
— Windsor Mann (@WindsorMann) January 8, 2018
So did the network stop showing Trump on camera during the National Anthem because it was pretty obvious he was mouthing complete bullshit? #NationalChampionship
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) January 9, 2018
Donald Trump got the shit booed out of his ass at the game. I wonder if he’s going to say those were fake boos??? #NationalChampionship
— Jay Rothschild (@jabali21) January 9, 2018
— BLUTO (@JohnBlutarsky99) January 9, 2018
— Frederick Douglass (@gettinnoticedmo) January 9, 2018
He hasn’t looked this confused since that time he lost Melania when she was standing next to him. pic.twitter.com/YJWyBy4ZMg
— ☃️Dr. Donna Noble☃️ (@DonnaNoble10th) January 9, 2018