First Lady Melania Trump, an immigrant to the U.S., had to nudge her husband, the President of the United States, to remind him to put his hand over his heart during the National Anthem on Monday’s Easter Egg celebration at the White House.
Watch President Trump forget to put his hand over his heart during the Star Spangled Banner standing on the Truman Balcony:
— Amanda Wills (@AmandaWills) April 17, 2017
Full version with music here at about 1:52
Here’s the official code of conduct during the National Anthem:
Designation. — The composition consisting of the words and music known as the Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem.
Conduct During Playing — During rendition of the national anthem —
when the flag is displayed —
individuals in uniform should give the military salute at the first note of the anthem and maintain that position until the last note;
members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute in the manner provided for individuals in uniform; and
all other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, and men not in uniform, if applicable, should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart; and
when the flag is not displayed, all present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed.
This is the same Donald Trump who chastised Democrats for not having a flag pin on stage.
Not one American flag on the massive stage at the Democratic National Convention until people started complaining-then a small one. Pathetic
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2016
Sure, a Senator named Barack Obama once made this mistake. But of course, he wasn’t president yet at the time. Donald Trump and his Republican followers later accused Obama of not being legitimate and of having allegiance to another country.
The man who is actually being investigated by the FBI for his contacts with Russia during the 2016 campaign forgot to put his hand over his heart during the National Anthem, but luckily his immigrant wife was there to remind him how to at least look patriotic.