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      05-16-2017, 12:52 PM   #1
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Trump Middle East Visit

Lets be honest folks

Trump doesnt have to do much to beat his predecessor on his first official trip overseas

Anyone want to start a pool over whether or not he will bow/grovel to any foreign dignitaries?

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It's easy for public figures to fall in line with so called "protocols" when meeting the heads of state from other countries. Think of the ridiculous rules for meeting the queen of England which of course several U.S. presidents have not conformed with.

However with every recent president these visits have been a "show" of which side in the Middle East has "power" over the U.S.

Would be a nice change to see the most powerful public position in the U.S. filled by a person who didn't have to publicly grovel and kiss unlimited ass. Let's see what he does and says for the cameras.
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It will be interesting. Being trump is a never crosses his legs guy and supposedly hard grips when handshaking, bowing to anyone seems like a stretch.

Reminds me of when LeBron put his arm around duchess what's her name when posing for pics. I loved that.
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It will be interesting. Being trump is a never crosses his legs guy and supposedly hard grips when handshaking, bowing to anyone seems like a stretch.

Reminds me of when LeBron put his arm around duchess what's her name when posing for pics. I loved that.
Don't be so sure.

While he likes to give that impression, his actual track record is to fall very much in line with the rules of "hallowed institutions" or whatever made up nonsense protocols are floated out there. He especially loves luxury and platitudes.

It is probably a good time to observe and get a window into the administrations outlook and weather they realize the tectonic shift in power that has occurred irrespective of which party holds power here. Would be a good sign of whether he is interested in getting the us back to "winning" like he says or again stuck in the game of shows of power and stuck with a set of incoherent countries in the region who have inconsistent goals focused on enriching or empowering small tribes or groups of people. The last 3 departments of state have been generally bad at navigating this, mostly because there are too many hands in the pot.
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True. He does seem to love him some elbow rubbing.

I looked for trump meets The Queen...guess he never has.

Is head height when bowing the same in SA as Japan?
To show respect, your head must descend below their head level when bowing.
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True. He does seem to love him some elbow rubbing.

I looked for trump meets The Queen...guess he never has.

Is head height when bowing the same in SA as Japan?
To show respect, your head must descend below their head level when bowing.
America bows to no one.
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Can't wait to see what an embarrassment he will be over seas.
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Can't wait to see what an embarrassment he will be over seas.
I swear our leaders have been practicing the Trudeau handshake defense method, but they usually do as well in these as the Maginot line. Only merkel works well in wtf situations, the rest just stare and wait for someone from the press to close their mouths for the photos.
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Can't wait to see what an embarrassment he will be over seas.
Yep. He's never been out of the states, much less met with important people.

Fyi: It's 'overseas.'
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Yep. He's never been out of the states, much less met with important people.'
I know you're being facetious/sarcastic but I'm pretty sure that there are folks that actually believe you
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America bows to no one.
+1

Reminds me of the 1936 Olympics:

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He'll probably handshake power grab them so they topple over

In summary, he'll be an egregious embarrassment, as usual
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He'll probably handshake power grab them so they topple over

In summary, he'll be an egregious embarrassment, as usual
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He'll probably handshake power grab them so they topple over

In summary, he'll be an egregious embarrassment, as usual
yep, just like the few left who still support him
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