Republicans have spent years chastising any Democrat caught not placing their hand on their heart during the National Anthem.
But they are busy today defending Donald Trump after he was captured on video waving his hands like a conductor, adjusting his chair, looking around, greeting guests — all while those around him, including his wife, Melania, stand with their hands over their hearts.
It happened during a Super Bowl party at his private club in Florida.
Trump is seen head-on during while Lovato’s performance was broadcast live, raising both hands above his hand as if leading an orchestra.
The video was posted by a ‘real estate agent for a Russian-American firm who frequents Mar-a-Lago and other Trump properties and events,’ according to the Miami Herald.
Here’s the video:
Trump has made his stance clear before, telling Fox & Friends in 2018 that “You have to stand, proudly, for the national anthem or you shouldn’t be playing. You shouldn’t be there. Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country.”
More Trump hypocrisy in action.
After his mock conducting, Trump points to a person off screen, presumably a party attendee.
Then a few seconds later, he grabs his chair as if to sit down, readjusts his jacket, before the video gets cut off.
The brief video captures just a bit of Russia dialogue.
‘The picture is better, in my opinion,’ says someone in Russian over the strains of ‘Star Spangled Banner.’