Saturday, May 20, 2017

Nice Massster!

They really know how to write a lede over at the Fair 'n' Balanced Network, don't they?

President Trump tweeted soon after arriving to Saudi Arabia Saturday morning to kick off a nine-day international tour that will also take him to Israel and Europe.

“Great to be in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia,” he tweeted, his first on international soil as president. “Looking forward to the afternoon and evening ahead.”

Enough drama. Let's have some historical context:

Trump is the only American president to visit Saudi Arabia, or any Muslim-majority country. The decision comes as he looks to show respect to the region after months of harsh anti-Muslim rhetoric that has surrounded his administration.

Weird, isn't it? Even if no one covering the Most Awesomest State Visit in History had ever heard of FDR* or any president (except Truman) since, you'd think someone might have read ahead:

... Melania Trump wore a black pantsuit with a golden belt and did not cover her head for the arrival, consistent with custom for foreign dignitaries visiting Saudi Arabia. In 2015, her husband had, in a tweet, criticized former first lady Michelle Obama for not wearing a headscarf during a visit to the kingdom.

Hold that thought, because there's a lot more Obama in the works, and admire the rest of a nearly perfect Fox front page. George Soros is funding treason again! North Korea GAAAAAAAAH! Liberals have no respect for Massster! Could it possibly get any better? Fortunately, Fox was hard at work helping you understand the day's events:
"No Bending Over" is pretty easy to follow, though the deck -- "Unlike Obama, Trump shakes Saudi king's hand" -- is a little bizarre, given that the picture actually shows Obama shaking the king's hand. But the point is clear: America is great again!

President Trump upon arriving in Saudi Arabia on Saturday did not bow to the Gulf leader as former President Barack Obama appeared to do -- a move interpreted as American weakness.

In 2009, Obama appeared to bow to then-Saudi leader King Abdullah at a G-20 summit in London.

Videos show Obama bending at the waist toward the king. The White House at the time purported denied that the president had bowed, with a source saying Obama was taller than the king, so he had to lean.

And obviously, even when you're a little shorter, you need to lean a little when somebody's giving you a medal:
The curtsy at the end of the widely circulated video seems original, though.

As for female dignitaries' not covering in public, even Fox seems to admit that that's pretty standard:

Melania Trump went without a headscarf as she arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday with her husband.
The first lady wore long sleeves and pants in keeping with the strict dress code that Saudi Arabia enforces for its female citizens but she did not cover her head. Her long hair blew freely in the breeze as she stepped off Air Force One at King Khalid International Airport in the capital city of Riyadh.

President Trump criticized former first lady Michelle Obama for not wearing a headscarf during a January 2015 visit to Saudi Arabia with then-President Barack Obama.

While many people applauded Mrs. Obama’s decision, Trump tweeted in 2015 that the people of Saudi Arabia “were insulted.”

"Many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs. Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted. We have enuf enemies," he tweeted, using a short-hand spelling for "enough."

Earlier this year, British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel also shunned head coverings, showing how common it is for high-level female visitors to skip wearing a headscarf or an abaya, the loose-fitting, black robe worn by Saudi women.

The best context for Fox's coverage, I think, occurs toward the end of Rush Limbaugh's Friday diatribe about his misunderstood buddy Roger Ailes:

I understand what these liberal journalists do better than they do. They are the least curious people among us. They don’t need to be curious. They already know everything. Such as Trump is a crook, such as Trump colluded with the Russians, despite there’s no evidence for it. 

So when we… That’s a good example. When we don’t follow that narrative, that there’s collusion, what are we doing? Why, we are toying with the minds of disaffected people and we’re creating a false villain! We’re not creating anything. We’re just doing the stories you people ignore.

We’re not combining campaign messaging with journalism or anything of the sort. We’re filling a vacuum that you people left. It’s amazing. All these mainstream media outlets, television networks, cable networks, newspapers, and no matter where you go on any of ’em, you get the impact same story and the exact same take on it. That leaves all kinds of opportunity for those of you who are actually trying to get to the truth. 

You people deal in “narratives,” which means you’re creating a reality you want people to believe. We don’t do narratives. We just report what we see and comment on it. We don’t create narratives. Who’s got time to do that?

Judging by the comments on the headscarf story, Fox creates narratives pretty well:

Wow, the Washington Compost will have a front page " How dare Melanie Trump would not wear a head scarf".  LOL. Russian hacking ! it is a fake image of the ceremony. The Saudi did not respect the President of the USA.  LOL. Fake news and fake reporters.

Let me say this. When Trump got off that plane the whole area lit up. When Obama went... Not so. Obama had this sinister look in his eye  His wife had that saucy look like you are crazy if you don't lick her toes or something. Now Hillary... Had she shown up she would have had to wear diaper and long shirt to cover the leaks.

Trump did not wear a headpiece or bow down, I guess the First Family are "Americans" and "proud" to be Americans!

Melanie is the most beautiful FLOTUS in America history not some muscular NFL line backer. NFL line ! Do you get it?

I wish Debbie Bow Wow Schultz, Nancy Pelosi, Liz Warren and Chelsea and Hillary Clinton would wear a full burka to cover their faces.

If you were a Saudi prince, would you really want to see Melania covered? Maybe Moochelle, but not Melania.

Michelle did not wear the scarf..that's true..but obombo wore a dress ,head scarf and heels.

Mainstream media is so juvenile. Instead of facts of current visit, they must dig up something president Trump said years ago about Michele..petty babies. I STAND WITH PRES. TRUMP!!

Moochelle and Shrillery both should have worn a bag over their heads...a feed bag!

Michelle Obama was one of the most effective anti- terrorism tools every employed by the Obama administration. The Muslims jihadists took one look at that and decided they didn't want to come here after all.

Obama, how's that Arab Spring you and Soros created working out now ?

First Wookie Michele Obama wore a head scarf because she is ugly on the inside and outside

Well........ at least President Donald J. didn't bow like Barry did....

* Roosevelt met with King Abdelaziz (Salman's father) on the cruiser Quincy in the Suez canal, having boarded in Egypt after the flight from the Yalta conference. Details here.


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