Donald Trump Drags Usain Bolt Into Anthem Controversy, But Twitter’s Not Having It (VID + TWEETS)
Donald Trump, looking to rope anyone he can into his little Anthem crusade, has taken to Twitter (naturally) to share a video of Usain Bolt stopping mid-interview to stand and face the flag for the Star-Spangled Banner following a race.
Trump called him “one of the greatest athletes of all time” in the Tweet. Check it out:
Even Usain Bolt from Jamaica, one of the greatest runners and athletes of all time, showed RESPECT for our National Anthem! pic.twitter.com/zkenuAP9RS
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2017
For starters, that video is from the 2012 Olympics. Secondly, what does Usain Bolt have to do with any of this?
Twitter has similar feelings, and they shared them with the U.S. President:
— Cathy Holland (@cathymholland) September 27, 2017
Pretty sure Trump learned about Usain Bolt’s existence 10 minutes ago
— old peasant man (@shawist) September 27, 2017
It also turns out that Bolt is pro-protest:
— Cristiano Lima (@ludacristiano) September 27, 2017
Just another day in the life of American politics, which are weirder than they’ve ever been.