WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- President Donald Trump goofed around while the national anthem was being played during his annual Super Bowl party that costs $3.4 million of American taxpayers’ money.
- Trump was seen waving his hands around, pointing at people and flailing his hands about as he was pretending to conduct the music during the anthem.
- Trump believes that athletes who take a knee at NFL games to protest racism and police brutality should be fired because of disrespecting America and the military.
President Donald Trump hosting his annual Super Bowl party at his West Palm Beach golf resort gains more criticism upon the release of video footage showing him goofing off while the national anthem was being played.
Everybody stood solemnly with hands over their hearts including the president’s wife and youngest son, except Trump himself who was seen waving his hands around, pointing at people and flailing his hands about as he was pretending to conduct the music.
The video footage was first reported by the Miami Herald, sourced out from a segment of an Instagram story posted by a real estate agent attending the party held for a selected group of the president’s supporters. The party costs about $3.4 million of American taxpayers’ money, according to HuffPost.
Boy. Good thing Trump is not a black NFL player, because otherwise this behavior would probably be really disrespectful and bad.https://t.co/hWoN4n2KJo
— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) February 3, 2020
Our troops are worthy of a commander-in-chief who respects them. Instead, they’re being led by a self-centered man-child. https://t.co/QsHwtNz7mg
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) February 3, 2020
The video has gained even more flack after the president’s remark on the movement launched by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Trump has said that athletes who take a knee at NFL games to protest racism and police brutality should be fired because of disrespecting America and her military.
In 2018, Trump said, “You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn’t be playing — you shouldn’t be there,” in his interview with “Fox & Friends”, adding, “Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country.”
In 2017, Trump told a rally that when a football player takes a knee, the team owner should “get that son of a bitch off the field.”
Fox Nation made no comment on the president’s latest antics. Despite Tomi Lahren slamming celebrities Beyoncé and Jay-Z on Sunday for not standing to attention during the national anthem.
Beyoncé & Jay-Z (former crack dealer) sit for the national anthem because apparently the United States of America has oppressed them with millions upon millions of dollars & fans. Sounds rough. Maybe they should try another country that allows them a little more freedom & success?
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) February 3, 2020
The Miami Herald editorial has focused on mocking Trump, sarcastically taking note of the President’s “burst of patriotic fervor.”
The editorial further noted that: “[It is] amazing that so many “patriots” who brandish the flag and wear the red cap actually don’t mind any of this.”