President Trump Cheered During Anthem at NCAA Football Title Game

President Trump Cheered During Anthem at NCAA Football Title Game

But because of Trump's repeated defense of the song and the fact that he likely hears the national anthem more than most Americans, many expect him to know it.

The president had previously also courted controversy over his singing of the national anthem in May a year ago.

In video footage, President Trump can be seen with his hand over his heart as the Star-Spangled Banner begins to play but he doesn't sing all of the words of the anthem.

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Before he arrived in Atlanta, he sharpened his criticism of athletes who refuse to stand during the national anthem, telling attendees at an agriculture meeting in Tennessee that "we love our flag and we love our anthem and we want to keep it that way".

Kasey Dixon wrote: 'Does @realDonaldTrump even know the words of the Star Spangled Banner?

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

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A camera near the locker room where the Alabama players were exiting meanwhile appeared to catch one shout an expletive as he made his way to the field. Unfortunately for Trump, he quickly became a trending topic before kick-off when he was recorded mumbling his way through the National Anthem!

With the Super Bowl around the corner, it's likely the issue of NFL player protests will resurface on the biggest night in football. "Trump, you're a disgrace". The majority of black voters disagree with Trump's condemnation of the National Football League protests.

And finally, most people tuned in to Monday night's game for, well the game of course, but others were excited for a separate reason: a new Black Panther trailer.

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

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