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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  • Bill_Perdue
  • MoonDragon

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

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

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

  • MoonDragon

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

  • Badgerite

    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”.

  • nat oconnell

    self praise is no recommendation.

  • nat oconnell

    its made of pure african gold worth a fortune

  • nat oconnell

    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..

  • nat oconnell

    aww poor widdle dum dum.

  • nat oconnell

    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?

  • Faisal

    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.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    As a bona fide southern boy, I agree.

  • psychobroad

    Yes, the bob was the tell.

  • Harbinger08

    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.

  • Harbinger08

    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.

  • Firham Ghoshali

    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.

  • Zorba

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

  • 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.”
    Good-bye.

  • Lorry Mont-Eton Wagner

    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.

  • 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?

  • chuckkel

    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.

  • Lorry Mont-Eton Wagner

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

    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.

  • Russ Farnsworth

    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.

  • GizmoJones

    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.

  • brel1

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

  • sTv0

    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!

  • sTv0

    And RT just reported that Vlad is piiiiiisssed….

  • Harbinger08

    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.

  • Harbinger08

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

  • MoonDragon

    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.

  • Terry Sanders

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

  • KenSterling

    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 ,

  • Challenger

    Oblamos master was in Iran

  • Challenger

    No you are thinking of oblamo

  • Challenger

    Well it’s a step up from oblamos mother .

  • brel1

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

  • Funky Bluester

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

  • Andy Mac

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

  • sTv0

    Thanks for the compliment! I am!

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

  • Yatgirl Teh Bucket

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

  • goulo

    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”…

  • Lorry Mont-Eton Wagner

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

  • Embee McDavid

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

  • Embee McDavid

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

  • GodwinsLawyer

    He eats KFC in his depends.

  • GodwinsLawyer

    but he works for the king.

  • GodwinsLawyer

    he behaved like anyone would in front of his master.

  • Helena_Handbasket

    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.

  • Lorry Mont-Eton Wagner

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

  • kbhmsw

    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”.

  • sTv0

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

    https://www.google.com/search?q=google+translate&oq=google+tr&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j69i60j35i39j69i60l2j0.3166j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

  • 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.

  • EdA

    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.

  • NotConvinced

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

  • ewe …

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

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    OMG! You’re right.

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