Donald Trump Stood During The Intonation Of The National Anthem Before A College Football Championship Game

Date January 12, 2018

It is nothing strange for a president to be watching a College Football match but in the case of Donald Trump, it was even more than that.


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Donald Trump visited Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Monday night to watch the championship game. The match was between the hosts, University of Georgia and the University of Alabama who were the guests. Even though everything was set for a real football spectacle, it was actually politics that came first.    

Standing during the anthem.

President Trump walked out onto the field and stood with the members of the Army while the Star Spangled Banner was intonated. The president kept his right hand on his chest and even sang along to some parts of the anthem. The players were not out on the pitch yet since that is the standard practice in college football.

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After the ceremony was over, Trump just smiled and walked to his seat in the stands. It seemed as though this was a clear message to athletes kneeling in the NFL.


Earlier that day, Donald Trump held a speech a Nashville where he couldn't but talk about the athletes' protests. He once again repeated his opinion about kneeling down as a way of protesting police brutality.

He said:

There's plenty of space for people to express their views and to protest, but we love our flag and we love our anthem and we want to keep it that way. 


We support both patriotism and social justice activism, and we hope that both sides see the way of living together in harmony.

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