Mainstream media outlets are reporting that President Donald Trump allegedly “bowed” to Saudi King Salman while he was being awarded the King Abdulaziz medallion in a ceremony in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. When Salman went to place the medal around Trump’s neck, the taller, 6-foot-2-inch Trump leaned over. Before standing upright again, Trump seemed to hesitate and drop his body a bit.
Far-left filmmaker Michael Moore said it looked more like a “curtsy,” sparking the trending hashtag #curtsy.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) May 20, 2017
Liberals who continue to harbor sour grapes over criticisms about the time President Obama bowed deeply before Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah are gleefully claiming that Trump’s small movement was really a bow to Saudi royalty.
During a time when the president is being treated with the utmost respect and dignity by leaders in the Middle East, American news outlets continue to find ways to kick at him. One caption on CNN read, “Trump slammed as hypocrite for bowing to Saudi king” while an anchor talked about what a hypocrite he is.
One news outlet that loves to take the president to task is BuzzFeed. The web-based service posted a video of the so-called “bow” on Twitter with a caption that read, “Remember when conservatives slammed Obama for bowing in front of the Saudi king? Did Trump just bow too?” In addition, BuzzFeed’s Julia Reinstein wrote an entire article about the one-second event.
Trump reportedly warned everyone traveling with him to the Middle East that bowing to Middle East royalty would not be accepted.
Now, however, Obama and Trump are said to have behaved the same by bowing in the presence of Saudi royalty. We invite you to watch both videos below. One of Trump, the other of Obama. Then you be the judge:
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