The Miami Herald reports:
President Donald Trump has repeatedly said all Americans should “stand proudly” during the national anthem, and publicly chastises those who don’t as disrespectful of the troops.
But during the national anthem at his own Super Bowl watch party Sunday night, a brief video posted to Instagram shows Trump greeting guests, adjusting his chair, and straightening his suit jacket as other attendees — including first lady Melania Trump and their teenage son — stand with their hands over their hearts.
As “The Star Spangled Banner” crescendoes, Trump raises both of his hands in the air, and twirls them around as if conducting the music. The video was included in an Instagram story by a real estate agent for a Russian-American firm who frequents Mar-a-Lago and other Trump properties and events.
Four different Fox shows ran segments this morning on Beyonce and Jay-Z not standing for the national anthem at the Super Bowl.
Meanwhile, “As others stand at attention for anthem, Trump fidgets, points, pretend-conducts the band” https://t.co/aLlVsePlAp pic.twitter.com/4gTcookoSU
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) February 3, 2020