President of the US, Donald Trump, would rather drag World’s 100m record holder, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, into the ongoing National Anthem anthem debacle than address yet another failed attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare.
President Donald Trump late Tuesday tweeted a 2012 video that shows Jamaica’s Usain Bolt cutting off an interview so he can stand in silence for “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
“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
According to a Fox news report, the Bolt footage dates to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Bolt is seen during an interview with Spain’s Television Espanola. He quietly stops the interview to stand in respect for the U.S. national anthem, which can be heard playing in the background of the arena.
The New York Daily News reported that Trump may have learned about the video from a Nevada politician who interned for Trump’s campaign.
The video also appeared on the conservative site TheGatewayPundit.com, over the weekend.
Bolt has not yet responded to the tweet.