Trump just curtsied to the Saudi King

Fox News is crowing today that unlike President Obama, Donald Trump did not “bow” to the Saudi King.

And Fox is right.

Trump didn’t bow. He curtsied.

Some conservatives, who are beside themselves that their hero is curtsying like a slave girl to her king, are now claiming the video has been doctored. Here’s CNN’s version:

Reuters has the same video. It’s real.

Mind you, Trump’s odd genuflect to the Saudi king comes after a campaign in which Trump regularly savaged the Saudis as sexist homophobes. Trump did this in an attempt to suggest that Hillary would be too pro-Saudi. Now Trump is curtsying to the Saudi king and signing a new arms deal.

Another broken promise.

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58 Responses to “Trump just curtsied to the Saudi King”

  1. MoonDragon says:

    Perhaps it’s his showbiz background. Hi might have mistaken King Salman for the King of the Forrest and himself as a chipmunk.

  2. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    There’s no need to worry that the U.S. President considers the Saudi King his superior.

  3. MoonDragon says:

    Actually, it’s more of a genuflection, a unisex sign of respect and submission to a superior authority.

  4. Badgerite says:

    A “squat”? Cause it is really dignified for the President of the United States to be “squatting” in front of foreign potentates. Jesus. The bar is really low here. Maybe that is why he was “squatting”.

  5. nat oconnell says:

    self praise is no recommendation.

  6. nat oconnell says:

    its made of pure african gold worth a fortune

  7. nat oconnell says:

    i watched the while ceremony on our television news and he curtsied .but he did break a rule his head was higher than the kings head a few times.
    its a wonder he wasnt beheaded for that..

  8. nat oconnell says:

    aww poor widdle dum dum.

  9. nat oconnell says:

    ha ha ha ha you hope it wont?
    but it has in the past i cant see it any different here .just another muslim country armed to the hilt paid for by your tax payer dollars. to add to the collecton. remember afghanistan?not that long ago?

  10. Faisal says:

    Lol I just wanna tell you that doesn’t make any sense in ِArِabic . Google translate not always true . Anyway I wish the best for both people . Peace from Saudi Arabia.

  11. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    As a bona fide southern boy, I agree.

  12. psychobroad says:

    Yes, the bob was the tell.

  13. Harbinger08 says:

    It was a curtsy. Maybe you don’t actually know what that means. Watch the videos. After the bowing and the bestowal of the necklace he does a little bob. Every Catholic schoolgirl knows what that is. It signifies total subservience and obedience. Of course Trump doesn’t get any of that because he’s just an idiot like you.

  14. Harbinger08 says:

    Probably a good thing kbhmsw wasn’t elected president. It could wind up being awkward for everyone. But it would have made for exciting television.

  15. Firham Ghoshali says:

    You do realise for decades Saudi Arabia has been America’s great friends ? Let me ask you this : why haven’t successive American governments say anything to Saudi Arabia about these things ? Why keep quiet ? You’re as stupid as all your presidents were/are greedy.

  16. Zorba says:

    Well, aren’t you special? Bless your heart.

  17. Moderator4 says:

    When you have to tout your own bona fides like this in order to excuse your ad hominem attack, that is not any kind of example of contributing to a “good discussion.”

  18. Lorry Mont-Eton Wagner says:

    I do understand, apparently far better than you and your site. I have traveled around the world in the capacity of representing the USA, Canada, Mexico and Panama…AT THE TABLE…to meeting with up to 45+ other countries to resolved problems BETWEEN those countries.

    So, I originally joined your group with the thought of good discussion to learn and share the viewpoint of other prospectives since everyone’s viewpoint is shaped by their experiences in life. I obviously do not belong with this group. All best to you all.

  19. Moderator4 says:

    Disparaging politicians on either side of the aisle is one thing, and happens frequently, and as long as there are no physical threats directed to them, are mostly allowed.
    Insulting commenters themselves because you don’t like what they wrote about your favorite politician is quite another, and we give brand new commenters way less leeway on this than long-time posters.
    Sorry you don’t understand, but if you do it again, you will be banned.
    Is that clear enough for you?

  20. chuckkel says:

    This was not a curtsey you dumbasses. I do the same thing as an old man with stiff back. At least he wasn’t like Obama who bent at the waist 90 degrees like he was going to give the King a blowjob.

  21. Lorry Mont-Eton Wagner says:

    I’m not understanding your “warning.” This is the posting to which I was referring…

    He eats KFC in his depends.”

    Is such a response not allowed here? There are quite a few very nasty posts addressing President Trump and his family, which are allowed. I’m very surprised at your response to my reference to a child-mentality level.

  22. Russ Farnsworth says:

    It’s not as bad as Trump bending the country over for Saudi Arabia and selling them $110 billion of weapons. I’m sure that will never come back to haunt us.

  23. GizmoJones says:

    Okay, first of all, T’s bow was a squat, not a curtsy.

    Second, can we please think of some other way to insult men than to make fun of them for having done something “feminine” or “gay”? A curtsy is what women do. Calling a “squat” a “curtsy” is only funny if you think that when a man does a female thing it diminishes him. I’m sick of being the standard for diminishment.

  24. brel1 says:

    Her outfits are so bad she may as well be unclothed.

  25. sTv0 says:

    Ring Toss? Aww, yer giving the game away, Kennyboy! That contest is saved for later, when they throw glazed donuts onto each other’s stiffie, then when they “ring the cock”, so to speak, they get to scurry over and eat it. All the Upper Class Trailer Trash love the game! It’s how they stay inbred!

  26. sTv0 says:

    And RT just reported that Vlad is piiiiiisssed….

  27. Harbinger08 says:

    Pics? She’s there in person. Why do you think he brought her along? That’s what he bought her for, and he likes to get his money’s worth.

  28. Harbinger08 says:

    Poor Ken, can’t comprehend what he sees. As dumb as his phony president.

  29. MoonDragon says:

    It isn’t the bending over for the placement of the jewelry. It’s the little dip at the end that any Catholic will recognize as a genuflection, a gesture of respect to a higher authority. Maybe he’s confused about where he is, thinking that the Vatican was the first stop.

  30. Terry Sanders says:

    So, Challenger, did your mother have any children that lived?

  31. KenSterling says:

    Mr Trump is
    a head taller than the old goat . . how’s he supposed to put it around our President’s neck . . Ring Toss ???? . . . Get off this fake news channel and watch the whole video ,

  32. Challenger says:

    Oblamos master was in Iran

  33. Challenger says:

    No you are thinking of oblamo

  34. Challenger says:

    Well it’s a step up from oblamos mother .

  35. brel1 says:

    Meanwhile, the Saudis (and others) are masturbating to Melania’s porn pics, with all due respect, not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  36. Funky Bluester says:

    Didn’t Flava Flav wear the same thing around his neck? Does it keep accurate time?

  37. Andy Mac says:

    Love the way he fondles that medal, it’s so shiny, so gold and so new. “Must have the precious” !

  38. sTv0 says:

    Thanks for the compliment! I am!

  39. Moderator4 says:

    All of two comments here, and you immediately jump into an ad hominem attack.
    Consider this a warning.

  40. Yatgirl Teh Bucket says:

    yeah, gotta orchestrate that arms deal! trump in the presences of the people who own him.

  41. goulo says:

    I’m not usually one to defend Trump, but I think Trump did the right thing by not following your proposal to plunge a dagger between his eyes and say “Greetings from the United States, Fuckhead”…

  42. Lorry Mont-Eton Wagner says:

    I think you should try to graduate from pre-kindergarten school.

  43. Embee McDavid says:

    They’d better hurry. Their season finale is tonight.

  44. Embee McDavid says:

    Surely you jest. Sometimes it’s hard to tell on social media.

  45. GodwinsLawyer says:

    He eats KFC in his depends.

  46. GodwinsLawyer says:

    but he works for the king.

  47. GodwinsLawyer says:

    he behaved like anyone would in front of his master.

  48. Helena_Handbasket says:

    I loathe Trump as next as the next woman, but this is fucking stupid. I just watched the vid.. it shows him coming up from a bow, and stumbling a bit.
    Even if he had curtsied, way to focus on a behavior that might be considered effeminite instead of the contents of the meeting.
    Congratulations to the author.. you are as vile and superfluous as Trump’s supporters. That takes a strong effort at fuckery to accomplish.

  49. Lorry Mont-Eton Wagner says:

    You should be so elegant, well educated and represent the best of the USA.

  50. kbhmsw says:

    He should have taken the opportunity to slap that motherfucker “king” asshole right across the face for his violent, murderous, hellish country for women and LGBT citizens with no fucking rights in the country, and for harboring the men who would become the 9/11 hijackers. Better yet, plunge a dagger between his eyes and say “Greetings from the United States, Fuckhead”.

  51. sTv0 says:

    Yes. “Upper Class Trailer Trash”, in Saudi, is “العلوي مقطورة مقطورة القمامة
    alelwi maqturat maqturat alqamama”.

  52. Vida Boeheme says:

    Now Melania can add a sixth language to her repertoire. She’ll be learning how to say ‘leave the money on the dresser’ in Arabic.

  53. EdA says:

    I have no idea what that doodad is that the king of Saudi Arabia slung on Benedict Trump’s leash, but whatever it is, THAT specifically and explicitly is an emolument that he cannot accept, even on an honorary basis, without consent of Congress.

  54. NotConvinced says:

    The Saudis must be so excited to meet the “White House Hillbillies”.

  55. ewe ... says:

    SNL is going to have a field day with this!!!

  56. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    OMG! You’re right.

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