President Donald Trump appeared to have a hard time remembering the lyrics to “God Bless America” during a White House event, held to underline his administration’s patriotism, on Tuesday.
As President Trump rescinded his invitation to the Philadelphia Eagles in honor their Super Bowl championship at the White House, he decided to hold a patriotic “Celebration of America” event instead.
Even though the ceremony was intended to show off the Trump administration’s patriotism, the president seemed to forget the words to “God Bless America” – as a video of the moment showed, POTUS mumbled through parts of the song before eventually giving up.
This came shortly after he blasted NFL players and tweeted that “staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling.”
Trump’s difficulties in remembering the lyrics to “God Bless America” received massive backlash, having caused an uproar on social media, with many users mocking him:
Another netizen tweeted a picture of the ceremony attendee who decided to kneel during “God Bless America” in an apparent response to Trump’s tweet criticizing the NFL players:
Some suggested that he never actually knew the words to the song:
This is not the first time that Donald Trump has been slammed for forgetting the words to a song: in January, he seemed to struggle with the lyrics to the National Anthem during his appearance at the College Football National Championship game.