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:
The Amateur! First @BarackObama was caught bowing to the Saudi King but now the President of Mexico! http://t.co/f0CFiUS9— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1340220993.0
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:
We need a little help from @MerriamWebster on this Trump move. Curtsy or curtsey? #BendThoseKnees https://t.co/E9yYKNAX1K— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@☇RiotWomenn☇)1495296896.0
He has all the best curtsies, nobody curtsies like him, everybody says so #TrumpCurtsy— Douglas Hofeling (@Douglas Hofeling)1495300204.0
@JuddLegum @Ez4u2say_Janis Bannon: show him some courtesy Trump: curtsy? Bannon: oh, crap whatever #TrumpCurtsy @realDonaldTrump #EpicFail— steg68 (@steg68)1495300418.0
LOL. 😂 #TrumpCurtsy Who's a pretty princess now bitches!! https://t.co/wn4B4QGajs— ᎠᏌNᎬᎷYᎢᎻᎪNᏩ™️ (@ᎠᏌNᎬᎷYᎢᎻᎪNᏩ™️)1495298285.0
@IanRidge999 @IiiBrackx @aravosis @americablog @realDonaldTrump I saw what I saw , Trump is doing it his way, break… https://t.co/YljIIxQYE4— LynseyRoddy (@LynseyRoddy)1495299594.0
@aravosis @americablog I love how the King partly turns away, then sees weirdo Trump doing the curtsy from the corn… https://t.co/5HnYanJPwT— 🗽Lara🗽 (@🗽Lara🗽)1495297802.0
had Obama given the Saudi king a dainty little curtsy Michelle Malkin would have written an entire book around it— Simon Maloy (@Simon Maloy)1495301896.0
Watching Trump curtsy, gold medal placed around his neck, his ego stroked. You wonder just how fragile Trump’s ego & psyche are.— ⁽⁽ⱽᴱᵀᴱᴿᴬᴺ⁾⁾ (@⁽⁽ⱽᴱᵀᴱᴿᴬᴺ⁾⁾)1495300601.0
That moment when conservatives flood internet w/TRUMP BOWS TO NO ONE MEMES & Trump not only bows, but adds a curtsy https://t.co/OXkhiv8bxv— The Daily Edge (@The Daily Edge)1495303112.0