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His right hand over his heart, U.S. President Donald Trump seemingly butchered the national anthem while standing near the 40-yard line before the college football championship game in Atlanta on Monday night.

Trump will be in attendance at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama will play for the championship title.

Trump's disparaging comments about Atlanta came about a week before his inauguration previous year, as part of a tweet attack that targeted civil rights icon and Georgia Rep.

Trump departed the stadium during halftime as Georgia led Alabama 13-0.

"I hope that this moment will serve as a reminder of the constant work to realize Dr. King's dream of building the Beloved Community - a community at peace with itself and our neighbors", Lewis said.

Many Atlantans defended their city against Trump's attacks, using the hashtag #defendthefifth as they talked up Atlanta's many attributes, including being home to the world's busiest airport, one of the world's largest aquariums, and, for transparency, the headquarters of CNN.

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In anticipation of the president's arrival, a stadium entrance was locked down for over an hour.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he's fired?'" Trump said in August.

The NAACP is urging people to wear white and hold anti-Trump signs on Monday for President Donald Trump's visit to Atlanta.

The White House announced last week that Trump would attend the championship game between the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia.

In October, Vice President Mike Pence walked out of an Indianapolis Colts game after two members of the opposing 49ers team kneeled during the anthem.

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