‘Fox & Friends’ hosts stand for anthem to celebrate National Anthem Day

The hosts of "Fox & Friends" on Saturday made a point of standing for the national anthem as it played on air, an apparent nod to an ongoing feud President TrumpDonald John TrumpScarborough mocks 'Deflection Don' over transgender troop ban Pelosi condemns Trump's 'cowardly, disgusting' ban on transgender troops Trump moves to ban most transgender people from serving in military MORE has with anyone who kneels during "The Star-Spangled Banner."

The Fox News show hosted the West Point Band Vocal Trio, a musical group made up of Army service members, on Saturday's show to celebrate National Anthem Day.

The trio spoke about their sentiments for the anthem and then performed it. All three hosts stood with their hands over their hearts as the vocal group sang.


Trump last year criticized professional athletes who kneel during the national anthem to protest racial inequality, saying it was disrespectful to the country and to the military.

Since then, he has repeatedly demanded that athletes stand for the national anthem before games, even pressing the NFL to enact a rule requiring it.

He said the league should fire players who kneel, and brought up standing for the anthem in national speeches including the State of the Union.

“We salute our great American flag, we put our hands on our hearts for the Pledge of Allegiance and we all proudly stand for the national anthem,” Trump said in a video taken at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference that he retweeted on Saturday morning to acknowledge National Anthem Day.