President Trump met with Queen Elizabeth in London yesterday, and that left the Telegraph asking this question:
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) July 13, 2018
Additionally there were several blue checks on Twitter who slammed President Trump for not bowing and Melania Trump for not curtsying:
— Joanna Gasiorowska (@JoGasiorowska) July 13, 2018
There is an awful lot that’s wrong with Trump’s behaviour. Almost everything. But failing to bow or curtsy to the queen? You must be kidding. https://t.co/yokIzjw2Ir
— Velterop ⓐ #FBPE 🇪🇺🇳🇱🇬🇧🇩🇪🔶 (@Villavelius) July 14, 2018
— Nicholas Bieber (@NickBieberHP) July 13, 2018
So, is the President of the United States a subject of the Queen?
“We are not her subjects.” https://t.co/twgWXsKMGF
— John Stossel (@JohnStossel) July 14, 2018
‘Others online also debated whether Trump and first lady Melania Trump broke with royal protocol when they opted to shake hands with the queen instead of bowing or curtsying.’ This is in fact what Americans do. We’re not her subjects. https://t.co/xe4shnyHFQ
— David Boaz (@David_Boaz) July 14, 2018
If anybody in the Resistance needs more clarification, this was in the Washington Post on Thursday:
In a meeting like this, etiquette requires Trump to wait until the queen offers her hand, then to shake it politely and move on. The same applies to Mrs. Trump.
Neither the president nor the first lady would be likely to bow or to curtsy when they meet the queen, said Hugo Vickers, an author who has long chronicled the British royals.
So the answer to the Telegraph’s question is “no.”
Sooo… At the risk of making this awkward… Regarding that specific question, it was actually a really big deal for a couple of decades in the late 1700s, then less so. https://t.co/pX2t5zCXK8
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) July 14, 2018
Americans bow to one royal being: God.
We bow to no man. Geez. https://t.co/IfptgGqmfs
— Melissa Mackenzie 🌐 (@MelissaTweets) July 14, 2018
He’s a head of state. He doesn’t need to bow to the queen. Didn’t we settle this over 200 years ago already? https://t.co/UPS1L5gscf
— Kerry Picket (@KerryPicket) July 14, 2018