Remember When Conservatives Were Mad About Obama Bowing to Saudi King? Well…
Let’s take a trip down Memory Lane. We’ll keep going until we hit 2009, okay?
Way back then, then-President Barack Obama visited with the king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah. He bowed, and, well, let this Fox News headline show you what happened…
The White House swore Obama didn’t bow but the right remained furious. They kept it up during a bunch of subsequent meetings with foreign leaders, too.
Oh, and Donald Trump even lambasted him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2012
Fast forward to the present. Trump is now in Saudi Arabia, where his wife and daughter have already caused him some trouble by eschewing headscarves after he criticized Michelle Obama for doing the same thing two years ago.
Oh, what’s this now?
— swedishkiss ? (@swedishkiss) May 20, 2017
While receiving the country’s highest civilian honor, Trump seemed to bow to King Salman. For your records, here is the Fox News headline:
There is bow-related outrage, but it seems to be more about the lack of outrage from those who criticized Obama for it in 2009.
How conservatives criticized Obama for bowing to Saudi King. “The bow was an extraordinary protocol violation.” https://t.co/oddfkYhGGi
— Alexi McCammond (@leximccammond) May 20, 2017
Conservatives called Obama’s bow to the Saudi King “extraordinarily offensive” and “an enormous mistake.” Trump bows, and then … crickets.
— tacos & chill (@yumtacos) May 20, 2017
— Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) May 20, 2017
You guys, even Roger Stone is annoyed by this.
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) May 20, 2017
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— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) May 20, 2017
Finally, we leave you with the words Trump reportedly spoke as he started the trip…
Last words from @POTUS before deplaning Air Force One: “I catch one American bowing here and you’re on the next Saudia flight home”…
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) May 20, 2017
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