Trump fidgets around and pretends to conduct music as others stand for National Anthem

President Donald Trump has habitually claimed all Americans should “stand proudly” during the national anthem. In the past, he’s chastised those who don’t, claiming they are disrespecting those who have served in the military. But it seems he doesn’t follow his own advice, as a video posted to Instagram, shows.

In the video, Trump fidgets. He greets guests, adjusts his chair and his jacket, and then pretends to conduct music, writes Sarah Blaskey for The Miami Herald.

Everyone else in the video, including First Lady Melania Trump and their teenage son Barron, stand at attention with their hands placed firmly over their hearts.

For years, Trump has attacked NFL players such as Colin Kaepernick, for choosing to kneel in protest as the anthem was played before games.

“You have to stand, proudly, for the national anthem or you shouldn’t be playing,” Trump said during an interview on Fox & Friends in 2018. He’s taken to Twitter to browbeat players, at one point blaming them for a downturn in league attendance and falling ratings.

Watch the video below:

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Megan Hamilton

Megan Hamilton has traveled extensively throughout the Southern United States, Mexico, and parts of Central America. A lifelong atheist, these travels have informed her political views. She currently lives in a remote location with a large herd of cats and four dogs.