Oops! CNN Host Confuses American National Anthem With French Version

Talk about fake news. CNN journalist Poppy Harlow on Thursday didn’t seem to recognize the Star Spangled Banner. Instead, she confused the United States National Anthem for that of France. While covering Donald Trump’s visit to France for Bastille Day, Harlow paused the discussion to watch as the U.S. national anthem played: “Let’s just listen in to the French National Anthem for just a moment.” 

A painful silence followed as the Star Spangled Banner played. Harlow followed up, “The American national anthem, I should say. Let's listen in.” 

Harlow could have simply been not paying attention. But a clue should have been the President putting his hand on his heart. 

Hat tip to the Daily Caller for first noticing. 

A transcript is below: 

CNN Newsroom
7/13/17
9:41am ET 

POPPY HARLOW: France has been a key strategic ally and an ally on the ground for the United States in fighting ISIS. Do you believe that Syria is the area where these two men share the most common ground and share to gain the most from their relationship? And before you answer that, let’s just listen in to the French National Anthem for just a moment. [Star Spangled Banner plays. Long pause.] The U.S. -- The American national anthem, I should say. Let's listen in.

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