President Trump traveled to Atlanta today to see the College Football National Championship game between the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama, and you can be sure that everyone was watching as he took the field for the National Anthem accompanied by an ROTC color guard.
Given Trump’s proclivity for attacking athletes who “take the knee” in protest against police brutality at professional NFL games, the NCAA wisely kept the college players off the field and in their locker rooms during the anthem to avoid any potentially embarrassing moments for the President.
Trump predictably provided the embarrassing moments all on his own, however, and the players themselves didn’t even get the chance to witness them, although the nationwide TV audience on ESPN did and took to Twitter to howl about them.
Uhhh….the President of the United States pretty obviously doesn't know the National Anthem. Oh my god. #NationalChampionship pic.twitter.com/5L5BNajgbs
— Kendally Brown (@kendallybrown) January 9, 2018
Add your name to millions demanding Congress take action on the President’s crimes. IMPEACH TRUMP & PENCE!
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
Trump out here not knowing the words to the National Anthem #NationalChampionship pic.twitter.com/x5Mj4l5UJg
— Henchwoman (@mallsta) January 9, 2018
Yes, the President who tweets endlessly about respecting the flag and the National Anthem either never learned the words to the Star Spangled Banner or is so mentally deteriorated that he’s forgotten them, reduced to seemingly mouthing random words that don’t ever quite synch up with the song’s lyrics.
Luckily, one sharp Twitter user offered a handy suggestion for the next time Trump finds himself in this situation.
Someone should teach Trump the old drag queen trick of repeatedly mouthing “watermelon” when you forget the words. pic.twitter.com/mNocb0Z1sG #NationalChampionship
— shauna (@goldengateblond) January 9, 2018
Can an old dog learn a new drag queen trick? We’ll just have to wait for the next game Trump attends to find out. Otherwise, get the man a teleprompter.