Trump Attacked For Playing Star Spangled Banner

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On Monday (March 27), Fox News host Brian Kilmeade came out swinging against former President Donald Trump, describing his decision to play a recording of the national anthem sung by incarcerated January 6 Rioters as “insane.”

The former President kicked off his first official Presidental rally on Saturday (March 25) in Waco, Texas.

During the rally, Trump introduced a new segment to the rally — a recording of currently incarcerated January 6 members singing the U.S. National Anthem. The recording played as Trump and the attendees held a hand over their hearts.

The recording was accompanied by footage of the insurrection.

During Monday’s episode of Fox and Friends, Kilmeade criticized Trump’s use of the January 6 prisoners’ choir recording of the national anthem and Trump’s fixation with ongoing state and federal investigations into him.

Kilmeade highlighted to others on the panels that Trump starting the campaign with footage and recordings of January 6 was “insane.”

The Fox News host insisted Trump should be “running from that period,” adding that regardless of Trump’s views on the matter, harping on January 6 was “not a good thing for [the President promote].”

Kilmeade continued his criticism, saying Trump’s actions were “absolutely awful,” and it didn’t matter that he was winning in the polls.

The Fox News host also brought up a gripe he had with Trump about the former President spending “80 percent” of his rally complaining about the investigations his facing rather than his own record or what he would have done differently to Biden if be won in 2020.