President Trump slammed as 'hypocrite' for 'bowing' to the Saudi king

During a ceremony on Saturday Saudi Arabia King Salman presented President Donald Trump with the King Abdulaziz al Saud Collar, the kingdom's highest civilian honor, and people are really concerned whether or not the president bowed in appreciation.

SEE ALSO: Melania, Ivanka Trump forgo headscarfs during Saudi Arabia trip

"Appears Trump really bowed down. Is this Making America Great Again?," tweeted one user after video surfaced that appears to show Trump bowing slightly to the Saudi King after having the gold medallion placed around his neck.

Many were quick to point out that conservative media, including President Trump himself, criticized former President Barack Obama for bowing to the Saudi King during a foreign trip in 2009.

"The slightest bow from Trump as he receives a medal. Conservatives were not happy when Obama did the same in 2009," tweeted AXIOS news editor Alexi McCammond‏.

Click through the best reactions to the president's "bow" here:

10 PHOTOS
Reactions to Trump 'bowing' to the Saudi King
See Gallery
Reactions to Trump 'bowing' to the Saudi King
. @DRUDGE_REPORT literally this morning: "GREAT AGAIN: Unlike Obama, Trump doesn't bow..." Oh. Hypocrite much? https://t.co/xfuaob74OL
The slightest bow from Trump as he receives a medal. Conservatives were not happy when Obama did the same in 2009. https://t.co/vhameucQdk
"@Scout_Finch: @BrettArends More than a bow. He curtsied. https://t.co/GoYKrAQtgs" He flipping CURTSIED.
@girish_gurnani @BrettArends It's funny. Obama bows before the queen of England and everyone makes big deal; DJT c… https://t.co/XGJsN3imS5
There really is a #TrumpTweetForEverything https://t.co/FSdaY3xvN7
https://t.co/Z6fdSO4Nps
Unlike Obama, tRump didn't bow, he curtsied. 😂😂😂 https://t.co/TH50aJlGW6
Funny, unlike Trump, Obama didn't bow to the King of Saudi Arabia when receiving the Order of King Abdulaziz. Emba… https://t.co/enmVsZEgv1
A Trump tweet for every occasion: 'Bow Down' edition. https://t.co/LDR3Jz1FPE
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Some are saying the president didn't bow, but instead "curtsied to the Saudi King."

"He flipping CURTSIED," wrote Market Watch columnist Brett Arends.

But some conservative media outlets are claiming President Trump did not bow, or curtsy. A FOX News headline reads, "NO BENDING OVER," and "Unlike Obama, Trump shakes Saudi king's hand."

"Despite video/pics showing Trump bowing to receive gold medal from Saudi king, @foxnews has this story on on its front page," Tweeted one user pointing out the discrepancy.

Others are admitting the controversy surrounding #bowgate, both in relation to former President Obama and now President Trump, is "stupid" -- unless a double standard is revealed.

"The "Obama bowed" stuff was always stupid, and any "Trump bowed" stuff is presumptively also stupid except to extent it highlights hypocrisy," wrote one Twitter user.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.