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    U.S. President Donald Trump sings along with the national anthem before the NCAA College Football Playoff Championship game between Alabama and Georgia in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 8, 2018

    Trump Mocked for Forgetting Lyrics to National Anthem

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    US President Donald Trump, never far from controversy, has caused another media stir with his rendition of the US national anthem during a college football game in Atlanta. Trump struggled to keep up with the rest of the crowd, and critics have charged that the President displayed a lack of knowledge of the anthem's lyrics.

    On Monday, Donald Trump attended a college football game in Atlanta where he took to the field for the national anthem. Televised footage of the match shows that the president while mouthing the lyrics, appears to sing some words wrong and pausing at some lines, though Trump could not be heard.

    US President Donald Trump struggling with the words to the national anthem, which he praised so much, seems to provoke a spate of comments ridiculing the president.

    READ MORE: Trump Issues New Petition to ‘Stand for the National Anthem’

    Whereas some people on social media try to find excuses for Trump, others seem to be less forgiving towards the president.

    The national anthem became a burning issue of the US politics in September after Trump's severe criticism of NFL players kneeling during the song as a way to protest against violence towards black Americans.

    READ MORE: National Anthem Bloopers from Around the World

    During one of his speeches, Trump even called a football player who refused to stand at attention during the performance of the US national anthem "son of a bitch."

    "We love our flag and we love our anthem and we want to keep it that way," Donald Trump said at the annual gathering of the American Farm Bureau Federation on January 8 again criticising protesters at football matches opposing police brutality.

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