Trump Enters Stadium for College National Championship to Cheers, Sings National Anthem

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Tens of thousands of fans at a college championship game in Atlanta between the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama booed and cheered has he took to the field for the national anthem. Last night, he forgot the words.

He certainly didn't sing all of them. He did not stray away from his lyrics to say something about Trump, who reportedly left before K. Dot's performance. But, technically, the president didn't break any rules by not singing the anthem. Whether or not he forgot the words is open for debate.

The Flag Code covers aspects of etiquette when the anthem is played in some detail.

In the video, the president can be seen standing in the customary way, as stipulated by the code.

By contrast, his predecessor President Barack Obama famously neglected to put his hand over his heart during the 2008 election campaign. Those in military uniform should salute.

It makes no mention of whether the anthem should be sung.

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He was escorted onto the field for the "Star-Spangled Banner".

"IDEA: Before spending 6 months lecturing football players about respecting the national anthem MAYBE LEARN THE WORDS", tweeted Judd Legum, editor of the lefty news outlet ThinkProgress. As it turns out Donald Trump, who has made a huge deal about the national anthem at football games this year, clearly, probably doesn't even know the words. "Today's Impeach-O-Meter: "Donald "#MAGA" Trump doesn't know the words to the national anthem", the outlet wrote.

Donald Trump has been criticised on social media after he appeared to struggle to recall the words to the USA national anthem.

What has Mr Trump said about the anthem? "Total disrespect for our great country!" As the anthem went on, he gradually began taking longer pauses and moving his mouth less, which quickly caught the attention of many Twitter users.

The national anthem became a burning issue of the United States politics in September after Trump's severe criticism of NFL players kneeling during the song as a way to protest against violence towards black Americans.

There was no such kneeling protest before the game as college players remain in their locker rooms during the anthem.

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