Remember when conservative news outlets went into a tizzy at the start of Barack Obama’s presidency when he bent at during a handshake with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah? Well it doesn’t seem that they’re quite as bothered by President Donald Trump also bending his head toward the Saudi king.
Trump stayed firmly vertical when he greeted the Saudi king on Saturday and many outlets were quick to call attention to that. Fox News was clear: “Trump shakes hands with Saudi leader, doesn’t bow as Obama appeared to do.” The Drudge Report also linked to it as an example of why America is “GREAT AGAIN.”
But then many of these same outlets ignored what looked like a clear bow when, later in the day, King Salman presented Tump with the King Abdulaziz al Saud Collar, the kingdom’s highest civilian honor. Is Trump bowing or is he just lowering his head to receive the medal? Read more at SLATE.