President Donald Trump was lambasted after video footage depicted him acting the fool as the national anthem played during a Super Bowl party at his West Palm Beach golf resort.
The millionaires and socialites around Trump stood solemnly with their hands over their hearts, cognizant that whenever they’re in the company of the president there’s a good chance there’s a camera somewhere recording their behavior.
Even Trump’s 13-year-old son had his hand over his heart wile his father fidgeted, waved his hands in the air like he just didn’t care, pointed at people, and pretended to conduct the music.
Word to the stable genius: When your hands resemble those of a toddler don’t bring attention to them by pretending to be a conductor.
I must admit that my hand wasn’t over my heart when Demi Lovato was singing the national anthem, but I’m not the President of the United States and no cameras were focused on me. I never blasted black NFL players as “sons of bitches” for taking a knee during the national anthem to protest racism and police brutality.
Americans expect a modicum of respect and patriotism from the president when the national anthem is being played, especially from a politician who wraps himself in the American flag.
Trump can withstand the criticism; he’s overjoyed that the team from the liberal city of San Francisco lost while the team from the conservative Great State of Kansas won.