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No, President Trump did not bow to the Saudi Arabian King as Obama did

No, President Trump did not bow to the Saudi Arabian King as Obama did

Unless everyone who is over four feet tall “bows” when receiving a medal

President Trump was awarded a medal and dipped his head to receive it because he is considerably taller than King Salman of Saudi Arabia.

So of course, the left is coming unglued with screeching accusations of “hypocrisy” over Trump chastising then-president Obama for bowing to the Saudi Arabian king. has some more tweets and a write-up about it, but pictures are worth . . . well, you know.

Here’s Obama:

Here’s President Trump:

Here’s the video of Trump receiving the medal:

And the video of Obama scraping the floor as he bows to the Saudi king:

The left’s defense, then, you may recall, was that President Bush had also “bowed” to the Saudi king . . . except he didn’t.  He, too, was receiving a medal from the king and bowed his head so the much shorter king could place it around his neck.


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It’s an emolument! EMOLUMENT!!! IMPEACH HIM!!!! /sarc

Freaking idiot leftists and NeverTrumpers. Salman has had several back surgeries and is shorter than Trump. What did they expect him to do? Jump up in the air? Fetch a step ladder?

This scandal will turn out to be bigger than the two-scoops scandal!

Obama gave a DEEP BOW to King Abdullah; Trump bent down to receive the medal from King Salman. The Left goes nuts AGAIN!

Yes it is a true Trump did not bow
If you look at the UNCROPPED photo of Trump you can see plainly that in addition to the bowing of both his head and waist he is also bending both knees in an outwatd manner
According to both Miss Manners and Emily Post this is not a bow but a “CURTSEY”
It is done in social situations where great respect and humbleness must be shown, more so than s simple now with knees together as Obama did
The right MUST remove their blinders

    Wow, and you know who else bent in this manner to show their submission and subservience to their masters: every Olympic medalist in recent memory. Yeah, Trump “bowed” to the Saudi King because he’s at least a head taller than the frail Saudi leader . . . geesh, talk about the need to remove blinders.

    Do you honestly think that Trump would have ducked his head and shoulders in this manner if the Saudi king weren’t placing a medal on his neck? Let’s review footage of the great president of this great nation first meeting the Saudi King. Where do you see weakness, fawning awe, or mewling demands for approval?

    Where’s the medal Obama received for scraping the floor on his first visit? An embarrassing display of obsequiousness that stopped just short of Obama pawing plaintively at and drooling on the king’s robes?

Well uou are partly correct
Trump performed s “CURTSEY” not a bow
A bow is defined as a bending of the upper body
A CURTSEY is much more humble sign of submission where in addition to the head and waist the knees are also bent
And the outwatd bending of the knees which is usually only done by females is by far the most humble
Better brush up on your court etiquette

    Gremlin1974 in reply to johnr. | May 21, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Actually it’s only a “courtesy” (all caps and misspelled, wow) if the head, waist and knees are all bent at the same time, which did not happen. Trump wasn’t sure how far to bend down and like any normal human he bent his head, then bent his waist, after realizing he was still to high (he is 6’2″ after all) he finally bent his knees to “squat” a bit so the frail 81 year old king who walks with a cane could get the medal around his head. But don’t let things like reality and facts get in the way of a good fantasy.

      Milhouse in reply to Gremlin1974. | May 22, 2017 at 12:05 am

      Um, no, he didn’t misspell it, you did. Though the usual spelling is curtsy, with no E. But there’s no waist action, it’s just bend the knees, bow the head, and hold the skirt with both hands. I don’t think it’s possible to curtsy without a skirt.

        Gremlin1974 in reply to Milhouse. | May 22, 2017 at 5:21 pm

        Grr, spell check betrayed me and I was in a hurry. It was supposed to be “Curtsy”. Oh well it doesn’t change the fact that johnr is full of crap.

CURTSEY is the correct spelling
You are wrong on that easily checked fact
You were correct though it noting that Yrump did perform it in the correct manner
First the bowing of the head
Then bending the waist
Followed by the bending of the knees in the outward direction
Trump is now even used as an example for the word CURTSEY in Wikipedia
And why/how did Obama prevent Trump from saying those words “radical Muslim extremism”
Why won’t he let Trump say them ?????

    Gremlin1974 in reply to johnr. | May 22, 2017 at 5:29 pm


    noun: curtsy; plural noun: curtsies; noun: curtsey; plural noun: curtseys

    1.a woman’s or girl’s formal greeting made by bending the knees with one foot in front of the other.

    “she bobbed a curtsy to him”
    synonyms: bob, genuflection, obeisance
    “she made a curtsy”

    verb: curtsy; 3rd person present: curtsies; past tense: curtsied; past participle: curtsied; gerund or present participle: curtsying; verb: curtsey; 3rd person present: curtseys; past tense: curtseyed; past participle: curtseyed; gerund or present participle: curtseying

    1. perform a curtsy.
    “she curtsied onto the stage”
    synonyms: bend one’s knee, drop a curtsy, genuflect
    “she curtsied to the king”


    early 16th century: variant of courtesy. Both forms were used to denote the expression of respect or courtesy by a gesture, especially in phrases such as do courtesy, make courtesy, and from this arose the current use (late 16th century).

    Oh, look wrong, stupid, and an asshole!

    Trump left off the “radical” because he was being accurate it isn’t just the radicals that are the problem the whole “religion” is and pseudo-religious socio-political movement bent on world domination, by their own admission.

    Oh, and using wikipedia shows is just sad and shows a marked lack of intellect.

Neither the O.E.D. not Merman Webdter say curtsy is the preferred spelling
A CURTSEY is usually performed by females but not always as can clearly be seen in the incropped photo of Trump who has bowed his head his waist and his knees
Why not post the uncropped pic so everyone can see?

Well just post the video of Trump that should clear things up and show who is full of crap and who isn’t
Double dare you !!!

    Gremlin1974 in reply to johnr. | May 22, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    I have watched the video multiple times and he stoops to receive the medal like any curtious person would do for someone who is much shorter than they are, which like I say anyone with a IQ above room temperature can easily see.

    “Double dare you !!!”

    What are you 12?

    The video is in the post, johnr. Are you having trouble viewing it?

      Gremlin1974 in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | May 24, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      No he is just having trouble moving past his partisan brainwashing and unreasonable hatred of Trump to actually join the rest of us in reality.

Gremlin I am 69 years old, although I am unsure if that is germane to this discussion
I have noticed that many people when confronted with facts they have difficulty accepting must often resort to name calling like a (12yo) child
Also that word that you used “curtious” I am unsure what you meant by that. Did you actually mean “courteous”???
Gremlin do you think you are the smartest one here? You misspell commonly used words and then insult the intellingence of others.

    Gremlin1974 in reply to johnr. | May 23, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Actually if you would read what I replied to Milhouse I hit the wrong correction in spell check so it ended up “courtesy” instead of the correct spelling “Curtsy”.

    Also, there is a difference between calling someone 12 yo and asking if they are because of their behavior.

    No I do not believe I am the smartest one here, but I am one of them and once again I was in a hurry and pressed the wrong section of screen on a cell phone, you have continued to insist your spelling is correct even after being proved factually wrong.

    As far as you being 69, well it is a known fact that age does not necessarily equal maturity nor wisdom.

    As for being “confronted with facts” that is laughable coming from someone who looks at a man who is stooping to receive an award and instead attempts to turn in into a petty, pathetic, adolescent partisan attack because of political belief that no one takes seriously except for partisan hacks.

    Oh, also protocol is for a bow, curtsy, or salute after the medal is placed around the neck not while it is being placed around the neck, the one exception being kneeling. That has been the same for several hundred years.

    Now, I will wish you all the best and God Bless, since I have already given this topic more time and energy that it deserved.
    But like I say

The U.K. Independent has a much better unblocked view video of Trump
They also reported that Trump’s movement eas widely believed to have been a curtesy

    Gremlin1974 in reply to johnr. | May 24, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Yes, yes they are spouting the same BS based on their partisan brainwashing, hatred of Trump, and defense of their messiah Obama that the MSM here in the US has been doing for the past couple of days. It is only “Believed” by those that are only capable of seeing the worst in any situation that involves Trump and their “Believed” perceptions are no more realistic than yours.

This CURTSEY of Trump really seems to have shaken your house of cards view of reality
Americans are laughing at his daily gaffes
Like his ” no I didn’t tell anyone it was Israel who have us that intelligence”
Well Donald thanks for confirming who it was
And why did Imamate make Melanie and Obama wear veils? Isn’t that sharia law!

    Gremlin1974 in reply to johnr. | May 24, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    It could only shake my “house of cards” if it were true, which it isn’t so whatever.

    Oh, and believe me the only person who is being laughed at here is you. I can see from the rest of your post that you have finally descended into psychotic incoherent ramblings, which I guess should have been expected. Oh well.