HEADLINE Video: Watch Trump struggling with words of national anthem


Video: Watch Trump struggling with words of national anthem


10:40, January 10, 2018

US Donald President Donald Trump's knowledge of his country’s national anthem is being questioned by critics after he sang 'some' but not 'all' of the Star-Spangled Banner during the opening ceremony at the College Football Playoff National Championship game in Atlanta on Monday.

As clips of Trump made the rounds on social media, many mocked the president for apparently struggling with the words to the song, according to media reports.

Video of the anthem show President Trump getting off to a slow start. He appeared to mouth some of the words while occasionally pausing and missing some out.

Some lines and phrases are sung with gusto. The president can clearly be seen mouthing “bright stars” and he finishes with a flourish, smiling and singing “the land of the free and the home of the brave”.

Other lines are not sung at all. Whether or not he forgot the words is open for debate. He has been pictured singing the anthem in the past and has been vocal in his support of respecting it.


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