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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Trump Does Not Bow to Saudi King

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In 2009, shortly after taking his place as the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama visited the king of Saudi Arabia.  All eyes were on Obama's glorifying return to the international scene.

His European tour began with Barack Hussein Obama paying disrespect to The Crown with his I-Pod gift, and Michelle's non-protocol bodily contact with the Queen of England.

The narcissism of the Obama couple gave them the attitude that they didn't even feel the need to do any research regarding protocol, procedures, or customs.

When it came to a French kiss, President Obama first shared a cheek kiss with French President Sarkozy as Michelle Obama did the same with Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the wife of the President of France. When the couples changed places and Michelle Obama followed the same technique with President Sarkozy as she did with Bruni-Sarkozy, Barack Obama became hesitant as he approached the French version of the First Lady, pulling back, and instead he shook hands with Carla Bruni-Sarkozy as she began to move in for her kiss. Obama appeared to be moving forward to deliver the kiss as well, even puckering up, but then he suddenly hit the brakes, and rejected the French custom.

Remember, Obama's the guy everyone championed as the first international president, and the guy who proclaimed how embarrassed he was of Americans that we only speak English, and urged us to begin teaching our children Spanish (and other languages).

Then came his visit with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.  In a sickening display of submission, President Obama practically dropped to his knees when he bowed deeply to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

Obama's bow was viewed by many as the American leader (and America through him) submitting to Islam.

President Obama's antics were beyond horrifyingly embarrassing for our country. His actions were extremely dangerous, and drastically weakened our position as a nation on the world stage.

Obama was apologetic over our prosperity, verbalizing guilt for America that we have it so good. The only way to ease this guilt was to destroy the engines that drive our exceptional prosperity: Liberty and Capitalism.

What a difference an election can make.

All eyes were on President Trump today as he arrived in Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip.

In a different approach than that of Obama, however, Trump stood up straight as King Salman appeared to bow slightly to the American President.

Trump’s posture stands in stark difference to President Obama’s in the early days of his presidency.

Trump’s behavior was refreshingly noticeable, and revealed the strength of our current president when in the company of other world leaders.

Trump champions American exceptionalism and American prosperity, makes no apologies, and will not submit to Islam.  Make a deal?  Perhaps.  Negotiate?  Of course.  There's a bigger picture to consider.  But there will be no submission - not like we saw with Obama.

Oh, and Melania rejected wearing a headscarf.

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