[Video] CNN Anchor Mistakes Star Spangled Banner For French National Anthem

CNN anchor, Poppy Harlow made an embarrassing mistake on air yesterday when she mistook the Star Spangled Banner for the French national anthem. Seems like issues around national anthems have been trending lately. With Canadian Jocelyn Alice giggling in the middle of the Canadian National Anthem at the All Star Game last weekend. While Poppy Harlow was covering President Trump’s arrival in Paris to meet President Emmanuel Macron yesterday morning, the nation’s leaders shook hands and then stood as a band played the US national anthem.  Meanwhile, Harlow who was discussing what pressing issues the presidents would be tackling during the trip, including the ceasefire in Syria and trade partnerships, then paused her commentary to say: “Let’s just listen in to the French National Anthem for just a moment.”  As the unmistakable notes of the Star Spangled Banner played out, now at volume, she corrected her mistake.  “The US American national anthem, I should say,” she said, with an awkward laugh.  “Let’s listen.”

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