Are they playing that for you or me? They are playing that in honor of his ratings!
According to the U.S. Army’s website, “Retreat” is played nightly just before the flag is lowered:
Every evening at 5 p.m. the sound of the bugle playing the “Retreat” song, followed by “To the Colors” rings out across Army installations. The community grows silent and turns toward the flagpole to watch the American flag slowly lower, placing a proud hand over their heart or rendering a salute. This ceremony is one of the oldest traditions in the U.S. Army, which dates back to the Revolutionary War. The ceremony serves two purposes — to signal the end of the duty day and pay respect to the nation’s flag.
Even taking a knee as countless NFL players have been doing would have been more respectful than staying seated. Mr. Trump remained seated for the duration of the song.
WATCH: “President” Trump disrespects the flag
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