President Donald Trump threw together a “patriotism” show on Tuesday after he disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles from their scheduled visit to the White House.
In a statement disinviting the Eagles, Trump wrote, “The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow. They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.”
At the “patriotic celebration” that was thrown instead, the president made a short appearance that lasted all of eight minutes. During his appearance, the president made some incoherent remarks about the economy and patriotism. He said, “I want to take this opportunity to explain why young Americans stand for our National Anthem. Maybe it’s about time that we understood. We stand to honor our military and to honor our country and to remember the fallen heroes who never made it back home.”
Before he left, the appearance ended with a rendition of God Bless America.
For all his talk of “patriotism,” it seems that the president himself is not familiar with perhaps the nation’s most patriotic song of all time. Apparently, the President of the United States doesn’t know the words to God Bless America.
The president who has made respect for patriot songs a core plank in his administration doesn’t know the words to patriot songs pic.twitter.com/YPBiBDzqAT
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) June 5, 2018
What an epic embarrassment! We are dealing with a president who regularly threatens journalists, penalizes black NFL players for not being patriotic in the “right” way, and makes racist remarks about immigrants. And now he has exposed himself for not even knowing the words to God Bless America.
Like most other Americans, we miss the days when Barack Obama lived in the White House. How can America stand another three–or, god forbid seven–years of President Trump?