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Trump appears to mouth wrong words to U.S. national anthem

10 January 2018

Tonight the college football playoff concludes with an all-SEC championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, featuring the No.3 Georgia Bulldogs and the No.4 Alabama Crimson Tide.

While Trump sat inside the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta along tens of thousands to watch Alabama crush Georgia, members of different groups showed up in the cold rain to protest the president.

While other groups will be outside the stadium protesting, the NAACP Atlanta chapter will not, emphasizing they only participate in non-confrontational protests.

He said that Trump "stood stoic at midfield, hand over heart, mouthing words".

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Another group, Refuse Fascism ATL, says that before kickoff, they'll "take a knee against Trump" outside CNN's world headquarters, in solidarity with athletes who have knelt during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.

The act, to protest systemic racism and police brutality, was condemned by Trump, who said the National Football League should suspend the player.

Trump is expected to join Alabama's radio broadcast for an interview at the end of the first quarter with play-by-play man Eli Gold and analyst Phil Savage.

Trump arrived in metro Atlanta around 6 p.m.to take in the all-Southeastern Conference matchup between the two powerhouses. Rapper Kendrick Lamar, who has been a critic of the president, was set to perform during the break.

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Trump insists that the protesting footballers are "disrespecting" the flag and the anthem. But more fans seemed upset by the long lines to get into the event amid increased security. "Trump has made a awful decision and is disrupting (the game) with his presence", the NAACP's local chapter said on Facebook on Sunday.

The White House released excerpts of the president's prepared remarks Monday.

A network will often seek to interview the president when he attends a game it is televising.

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Trump appears to mouth wrong words to U.S. national anthem