Trump Gets "Mainly Cheers" at College National Football Championship
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Jan 10, 2018,
Jan 10, 2018, 0:45
"He can not stand still in calm reverence for even three seconds". Ring of Fire's Farron Cousins discusses this.
United States President Donald Trump appeared to forget the words to America's national anthem at an Atlanta college football game.
Mr Trump's supporters said they were proud to see him standing with his hand over his heart, while his critics said it looked as though he had forgotten the lyrics. He was greeted with a loud and mixed roar, which sounded like mainly cheers, smattered with some boos. The President was singing along on the field before the game in Atlanta on January 8, 2018.
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What's really amusing about that is that there are a few times where he clearly ... like he absolutely knows what part's coming up, like "The rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in the air", he knew that, I mean he nailed it. That's pretty much what Donald Trump did right there. The thing is, Donald Trump has made it an issue. 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".
Earlier in the day, the former Celebrity Apprentice host said during a speech to farmers in Nashville that "we love our flag and we love our anthem and we want to keep it that way". Again, here he is at a campaign rally, singing most demonstratively the lines asserting the existence of "broad stripes" and "bright stars"-all of which, by the way, are phrases contained in lines that consist entirely of monosyllabic words". Ironically, this comes hours after he tweeted a post speaking about the how the national anthem must be respected. You are a disgusting hypocritical human being, and your little display on Monday night showed everyone in this country what you really are.More news: India to rethink colonial-era law criminalising gay sex