During a memorial service in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Friday morning on the 19th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump seemed utterly stumped when it came time to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
In the video below, you can see Mrs. Trump doesn’t even attempt to say the pledge. Her husband, on the other hand, mouths some words, but seems confused and is unable to recall exactly how the pledge goes.
Trump doesn’t seem to know the words to the Pledge of Allegiance https://t.co/LTQqccPuXC
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 11, 2020
Didn’t most of us learn the Pledge of Allegiance when we were in the first or second grade? It’s not that hard to remember. Safe to say most of us can recite it verbatim even on a bad day.
Twitter had some thoughts on the Trumps and their inability to perform the simplest of duties:
Him not seemingly knowing the words and FLOTUS not even bothering with them is pretty on brand for them. And they cannot even hide his uncontrollable twitching and swaying any longer.
— Michael Koehler (@mjkoehler) September 11, 2020
Telling you, this should be a debate question.
Mr. President, you have made kneeling during the anthem an issue. Can you recite the words to the anthem or the pledge of allegiance?
— BobbyC (@YeahMyBad) September 11, 2020
And how come his birther wife doesn’t recite either. Isn’t she proud to be an American? If this was Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton, FOX News would run this clip 100x by lunch and Tucker would be asking if they were truly Americans if they don’t recite some words.
— SheaCat (@TheSheaCat) September 11, 2020
How can we possibly have elected, and are considering re-electing a person who clearly has no idea how to recite the Pledge of Allegiance?
— Lively Blake (@VeryStableGeni1) September 11, 2020
Trump doesn’t know the words and the other Russian Asset refuses to say it at all.
— Karina 😷 Wear Your Damn Mask 😷 Anti-Fascist (@Miakarina1) September 11, 2020
Look at these two frauds. Neither one can stand and proudly recite the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. They don’t know the words because they don’t feel the words. Frauds.
— Tooey (@SueRic2) September 11, 2020
Each and every day, Donald Trump finds new ways to embarrass himself and this country. Time to send him and his wife packing. They don’t deserve the honor of living in the people’s house.