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Trump's behavior at the College Football Playoff Championship raised some questions

Trump's behavior at the College Football Playoff Championship raised some questions

He placed his right hand over his heart and mouthed the words while Zac Brown Band sang "The Star-Spangled Banner".

U.S. President Donald Trump faced flak on social media Monday night after he didn't sing the country's entire national anthem ahead of a college football game.

The president was reportedly greeted with a mixture of cheers and boos while taking the field.

One comment read: "Super obvious Trump doesn't know the words to our National Anthem". He appears to mouth some of the words while occasionally pausing and missing some out. Earlier this year, Trump was accused of stoking a culture war by loudly criticizing Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players for kneeling during the National Anthem as a form of peaceful protest against racism.

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Barack Obama has done both, and said in 2016 that "respecting and honouring our flag and our anthem is part of what binds us together as a nation".

Critics took glee in pointing out how Trump had railed against football players failing to respect the national anthem.

But to others, it was an another example of the president being showingly hypocritical.

"We love our flag and we love our anthem and we want to keep it that way", Donald Trump said at the annual gathering of the American Farm Bureau Federation on January 8 again criticising protesters at football matches opposing police brutality. "Singing along wouldn't be easy for him". He has even changed the banner image on his Twitter account to a photograph of him standing during the anthem before the game. "Total disrespect for our great country!" Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. Even though the USA president hasn't really spoken about these issues or lashed out at the "fake media" for stoking these fears, it looks like these speculations aren't going to die anytime soon, considering the Twitterati is once again speaking of it.


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