Donald Trump Forgot The Words To The National Anthem Because Of Course He Did

Donald Trump Forgot The Words To The National Anthem Because Of Course He Did

CFP National Championship presented by AT&T – Alabama v Georgia
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President moves his mouth to tune of anthem

President Trump paints himself as a great patriot. He works very hard to look as though he eats, sleeps, and dreams this country, a country whose history he barely knows and whose constitution he cares little about. If we needed any kind of proof that our president is a man who cares more about his hair than the state of our union, we got it last night at the college football national championship game, when he clearly didn’t know the words to our national anthem.

For reasons that are unclear, Trump decided to attend last night’s game between Alabama and Georgia. He was given all the pomp and circumstance due our country’s leader, which included being brought to the middle of the field and put under a spotlight for the singing of the national anthem.

Certainly, a president who has put so much stock in how football players behave during the anthem will use this opportunity to put his hand over his heart and sing along with pride, right? …Right?

Let’s give this the close examination it deserves because, after all, this is a man who called football players “sons of bitches” and said they should be fired for kneeling during the anthem. He regularly tweets about the issue and uses it as a talking point in many of his speeches. So let’s take a look at how this model of patriotism mumbled his way through the anthem, shall we?

Trump knows the highlights and the big notes — he’s got “can you see” and “bright stars” down pat. It’s when he gets to the section that contains words like “perilous,” “ramparts,” and “gallantly” that he loses his way a bit. He jumps back in for “red glare,” and “bombs bursting in air” (not a surprise) and then mumbles some anthem-like words till he mercifully gets to the end.

Basically, the president sings the anthem the way I sing “One Week” by The Barenaked Ladies (“Gonna wuhnuhmwfnuh hmm humma humm bakuh bakuh hmm hmm  vanilla it’s the finest of the flavors….”)

People were unimpressed, to say the least: