But then "The Star-Spangled Banner", the USA national anthem, began to play and everyone stood up to put their hands on their chests and sing the lyrics proudly, and it looked very much as through the President could not remember all the lyrics of the song.
NewsFix hit the streets of Houston to see how much of the anthem people knew, and as you might guess, some remembered more than others. Trump stood on the field during the pre-game festivities, and during the Anthem, he placed his hand over his heart and sang along to some - but not all - of the song.
Tens of thousands of fans at a college championship game in Atlanta between the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama booed and cheered as he took to the field for the national anthem. Hours before the game, Trump took to Twitter to tout the national anthem, saying the song, and the American flag, needed to be honored.
Tweeters also debated whether Trump's fumble might be a sign of forgetfulness - and in turn, a sign that the 71-year-old might be developing dementia.More news: Chris Murphy Asks for Campaign Cash After Arpaio Announcement
Mocking Trump's recent claim that he is a "stable genius", Jose Sanchez said: "Stable Genius Donald Trump forgot the lyrics to the national anthem".
"Trump doesn't know the national anthem".
Trump to Twitter on January 6 to respond to the book. The President is facing low favorability ratings, and is looking to shore up support among his base, many of whom live in the states that are home to the schools that were playing for the title (Georgia and Alabama).