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Getty									Zac Brown Band have performed the anthem at several major sporting events Getty Zac Brown Band have performed the anthem at several major sporting events
Diane Mills | 11 January, 2018, 09:08

Footage showed Trump mouthing the wrong words as a choir of four harmonised, "at the twilight's last gleaming", and during other segments of The Star-Spangled Banner.

After ROTC members escorted him onto the field, Trump sang the anthem with his hand over his heart and an American flag pin on his lapel, though many took to social media afterwards suggesting that the president appeared to have forgotten some of the words.

Before heading to the college national football championship on Monday, President Trump reiterated his views on athletes using the national anthem to protest racial discrimination and police violence in America.

"For those grousing about Trump seemingly not knowing the words to the national anthem: 1) He's hard of hearing and 2) down on the field, the sound bounces around a lot and it's hard to decipher the music", wrote one user.

Earlier in the day, the former Celebrity Apprentice host said during a speech to farmers in Nashville that "we love our flag and we love our anthem and we want to keep it that way".

And another added: "The man clearly does not know the words to the National Anthem".

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Trump began singing along from the very beginning of the song, but only mouthed a few words here and there.

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

There was no such kneeling protest before the game as college players remained in their locker rooms during the anthem.

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.

Before his apparent anthem flub, Trump was welcomed onto the field by a mixture of boos and cheers.

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