‘A self-centered man-child’: Rep Swalwell—and Twitter—blast Trump for ‘disrespecting’ national anthem (VIDEO)

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'A self-centered man-child': California Rep slams Trump for 'disrespecting' national anthem in video

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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) slammed Trump as a “self-centered man-child” on Monday after a video emerged showing the President pretending to conduct a band during the national anthem.

The video, taken during a Superbowl watch party, and posted by one of Trump’s associates, show others standing solemnly as Demi Lovato sang the national anthem. But not Trump.

Representative Swalwell was not impressed

'A self-centered man-child': Rep Swalwell—and Twitter—blast Trump for 'disrespecting' national anthem (VIDEO)

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During a 30-second clip filmed at a Super Bowl party, Trump can be seen lifting his arms to conduct an imaginary orchestra and gesture to others while the rest of the room respectfully stands for the anthem.

Swalwell called Trump’s behavior out as disrespectful on Twitter.

Hypocrisy on display

'A self-centered man-child': Rep Swalwell—and Twitter—blast Trump for 'disrespecting' national anthem (VIDEO) 1

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Trump is, of course, the same President who called others “SOBs” for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality

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Yet, the President himself cannot stand to attention during the national anthem at his own event. A fact caught on video by a fellow party-goer. (The White House has not yet commented on the video.)

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Twitter was quick to respond to the President’s antics. One user thought it would be good footage for a new Nike commercial.

But his flag pin…

Trump contradicts himself. Again.

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Another user reminded everyone that Fox News called-out  former President Obama for not wearing a tiny flag pin.

What will they make of Trump’s anthem shuffle?

Normal behavior?

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Another Twitter user wondered why no one was focusing on the implications of Trump’s behavior. It is definitely childish, but the President is not a child.

The video was first reported by the Miami Herald.

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