News by Press Association 06/06/2018, 11:09 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Donald Trump has faced accusations of forgetting the words to God Bless America at a White House event. The president belted out the opening line at the event on Tuesday along with the United States Army Chorus who were performing behind him. For the remainder of Irving Berlin’s classic patriotic ditty though, Mr Trump seemed a little less certain – apparently staying quiet for sections, and chipping in with words here and there. The rendition came at an event organised at short notice because of the cancellation of Super Bowl winners the Philadelphia Eagles’ scheduled visit to the White House. With few players reportedly prepared to attend, the White House shelved the event and instead arranged “a celebration of the American flag with Eagles fans and performances by the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus”. But when it came to God Bless America, Mr Trump’s own performance appeared less than full throated. Headlines form the American media were damning in their interpretation of the event. “Donald Trump botches singing of ‘God Bless America’,” the New York Post wrote,… Read full this story
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