The Internet Debates Whether Trump Knows the Words To the National Anthem


Prior to the start of tonight’s college football championship game between Alabama and Georgia, President Donald Trump took to the field to participate in the pregame singing of the national anthem.

Considering that the president has made a really big deal about athletes showing respect during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner, this presented the opportunity for Trump to stand on a football field, look towards the US flag with his hand on his heart, and sing along confidently as the anthem played.

So, is that what happened tonight? Well, take a look for yourself:

As the video shows, Trump seemed to mouth some of the words to the song, but kept his mouth shut during other parts. With television cameras focused solely on him, and millions viewing around the country, Twitter soon went in on the possibility that the president doesn’t actually know the lyrics.

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