“Even Usain Bolt from Jamaica, one of the greatest runners and athletes of all time, showed RESPECT for our National Anthem!” Trump tweeted.
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
The video of Usain Bolt, which was taken at 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, shows him stopping mid-interview to turn and stand at attention as the U.S. national anthem begins playing.
Trump has repeatedly attacked NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, first going after them at a campaign rally Friday night.
This is his 23rd tweet about national anthem controversy since Saturday.
NFL players have since responded by sitting, kneeling, locking arms in solidarity or staying off the field while the national anthem played at football games.