Sixty percent (60%) of those polled say Biden's fist bump greeting was essentially no big deal, stating it is "a nothing burger."
That's according to the latest unscientific poll of 586 people at SharylAttkisson.com.
Eighteen percent (18%) of respondents said Biden's fist bump gesture was a "minor scandal," while 22% said it was a "global scandal."
A few weeks ago when President Biden arrived at the Al Salam Royal Palace, he greeted the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salam with a now-infamous fist bump that didn’t go over very well on social media.
Biden made promises during the 2019 presidential debates to make the kingdom a global "pariah" due to its mistreatment of human beings, violations of international law, and open hostility to the U.S. — including the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The White House has defended the Biden administration’s "strategic" partnership with Saudi Arabia, saying the president wants to "get peace" with the country.
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Poll Question: Biden's Saudi fist bump is....
22% A global scandal
18% A minor scandal
60% A nothing burger
Lon Spector says
Would you believe that "daymere" is a real word?
George R Devendorf says
Absolutely NOTHING presidential about a fist bump with brandon.
Put me in the camp that the fist bump was a real NOTHINGBURGER. Today a fist bump is equivalent to a handshake and in the day of COVID has become even more prevalent,
Remember when Obama bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, how that torqued many on the right?
I agreed with them as in the case of Middle East Nations that bow is a sign of inferority and not something a US president should ever do, Doing the same in Asia holds a different meaning as slight head bow in Asia is often returned with a similar bow as a sign of respect to each other. A Saudi King does not bow in return.
Inferiority, sorry for the lack of proofing.
There are about 7000 Saudi princes.
I don't know how many were involved in 9/11. However, 3 were identified as having a part and were executed, Since they were princes, there was no real due process as such. The 1st was killed in a car accident, the 2d one was killed in a car accident on the way to the 1st prince's funeral, and I forget how the 3d one died.
Khasoggi was not our concern, but he was a problem and should not have been allowed in the US. He wanted America destroyed as much as he wanted Saudia Arabia destroyed. He was their citizen/subject and they dealt with him as they saw fit.
I cannot find any concern for the Ugyuhrs. Maybe, if there was concern about the thousands of people slaughtered by Moslems each year, I might find a tiny bit. But not one word is raised in their defense.