Trump Arrives In Saudi Arabia

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21 Responses to Trump Arrives In Saudi Arabia

  1. R.D. Walker says:

    Well, compared to what he is used to in his NYC penthouse (below), Don will be slumming it in a Saudi palace. That said, the Saudis do like the same general decorating style so at least it will appear familiar if a little understated.

    • notamobster says:

      Trump is a caricature of what he thinks rich people should be like. He designed his NY apartment to look like pre & post enlightenment (belle epoch) Palais d l’elysee:

      In doing so, he is merely aping the actions of those he wishes he could be…so he attempts to emulate them.

  2. R.D. Walker says:

    I think the Saudis punked him.

  3. Rockheim says:

    Technically not a bow. He’s bent at the knees and squatting.
    But I see what they’re trying to do.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Then it’s a curtsey but I don’t see how that is any better.

      • Bman says:

        He’s leaning forward because he is having something placed around his neck. What’s he supposed to do? Lean backwards? Sheesh…

        • R.D. Walker says:

          Everybody has an excuse. The Obama people probably had excuses too although I don’t remember what they were. We mocked him mercilessly though, didn’t we?

          Last week driving up to Minnesota I listened to Rush talk about “the broad powers of the presidency” to do all kinds of stuff that he ripped Obama for daily. Suddenly, according to Limbaugh, Trump has “broad powers” that were borderline dictatorship when Obama tried to use them. Fuck that.

          I am sick of the shit. There is no baseline. When Obama did something, his morons defended him and our morons attacked him. Now Trump does the same damned stuff and it is just reversed.

          Fuck them both. The reality is that Obama didn’t really bow in the strictest sense. He was shaking his hand when he did it. If that was a fucking disaster that we made it out to be, we should have the intellectual honesty to acknowledge that it looks as much like Trump is curtsying to get a raghead award as it looked like Obama was bowing.

          • Bman says:

            I have little good to say about Trump, but that picture….he is obviously not bowing. Whenever an Olympian receives a medal, they bend over to make it easier. I never in my life thought of them as bowing to the Olympic committee person wrapping the medal around their necks. I mean, come on. There is plenty of shit to rip Trump on. It’s a full time job. I don’t think this is one of them. Just my opinion.

            • R.D. Walker says:

              Trump shit all over Obama for bowing over and over and over again. He called the game when he was dealing and now he has to play by his rules. If he didn’t, this would be a non-issue.

            • R.D. Walker says:

              I will be honest, I am frustrated to the core that everything we have been talking about was just tribalism. The Bears vs the Vikings. There was no more too it than that for most of us.

              • notamobster says:

                I’m not a tribal guy and you know it, but this bend for a necklace is not the same as Obama’s bow at the waist to a king.

                That was the problem, an American President, Boeing to a king is unbefitting the office. It shows the leader of the world being submissive to a man, who absent the oil money, would be a goat herder.

                • Bman says:

                  We have evidence that Obama bowed to the Burger King even.

                • R.D. Walker says:

                  Either way, they are kowtowing to a Saudi autocratic authoritarian. It is a different version of the same shit.

                  Save your ammo. I have a whole post on this topic cued up for 4:00 am tomorrow.

                  Scratch that. I just published it.

  4. notamobster says:

    More of a curtsy, I’d say…

    Who’s a pretty princess, now?

  5. Bman says:

    What bow?

  6. Bman says:

    This post I started was originally supposed to be somewhat mocking the Trump visit in a tongue and cheek kind of way. I posted a Disney cartoon Aladin video for cripes sakes.