President Donald Trump first trip overseas has — so far –gone seamlessly if one disregards the chaos he left at home with multiple bombshells dropped by the Washington Post and the New York Times regarding White House doings.
However, as the world awaits Trump’s speech on Islam, he was the recipient of a great deal of mockery on Twitter for a half-curtsy he bestowed upon the king of Saudi Arabia.
Quipsters with long memories recalled conservative outrage that was showered upon former President Barack Obama when he bowed to foreign leaders — including the Saudi king — during what conservatives still call his “apology tours.”
Of particular note was this Trump gem from 2012:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2012
As one Twitter user noted, “Unlike Obama, Trump refuses to debase himself by bowing before a king. Diplomat that he is, he deftly opts instead for a half-curtsy.”
And then it was on:
— RiotWomenn (@riotwomennn) May 20, 2017
He has all the best curtsies, nobody curtsies like him, everybody says so#TrumpCurtsy
— Douglas Hofeling (@doughofeling) May 20, 2017
— Steg68 (@Steg68) May 20, 2017
Make Macho Asshole Racist Pussy Grabbing Conmen Curtsey Again
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) May 20, 2017
— Jordan Currier (@jkcurrier) May 20, 2017
— As2roid Belt Tightnr (@Socr8es_Johnson) May 20, 2017
Who's a pretty princess now bitches!! https://t.co/wn4B4QGajs
— (((DuneMyThang™))) (@Kris_Sacrebleu) May 20, 2017
— Lynsey Roddy (@lynzr33) May 20, 2017
— ❄Lara❄ (@Femmevixen) May 20, 2017
had Obama given the Saudi king a dainty little curtsy Michelle Malkin would have written an entire book around it
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) May 20, 2017
Watching Trump curtsy, gold medal placed around his neck, his ego stroked. You wonder just how fragile Trump’s ego & psyche are.
— ((VETERAN)) (@VETERANUSA1) May 20, 2017
If we get mad enough about the curtsy we get to see the proud boys adopt it as their formal greeting.
— Matt Bors (@MattBors) May 20, 2017
That moment when conservatives flood internet w/TRUMP BOWS TO NO ONE MEMES & Trump not only bows, but adds a curtsy pic.twitter.com/OXkhiv8bxv
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) May 20, 2017