Once again we see Mainstream Media baying like an old hound dog on a hunt about perceived slights in protocol during the troop inspection ceremony while President Trump was on his recent visit with England’s Queen Elizabeth. The president was observed doing what I would characterize as accidentally taking the lead as they began their walk down the line assembled for the pass-in-review. One opinion I saw expressed was that it’s likely there was no rehearsal. If you keep that in mind, President Trump immediately stopped to let the queen take her place next to him before they proceeded any further. The “oops” lasted just a few seconds, and he stopped and waited when he realized she wasn’t next to him. He’s a big man, and she’s of relatively shorter stature, plus she’s 20+ years his senior. At that age she isn’t going to be able to move as fast. I think they both showed exceptional grace and courtesy to one another. She could have made a scene that would have been an embarrassment, but let it go, as anyone with a little sense of respect for their fellow man might. The anti-Trump media, on the other hand, can’t be bothered to show any measure of mercy or decency towards the president. All you have to do is watch one of the daily press conferences moderated by Sarah Sanders to see the media’s bad manners on full display.
This headline from BizPacReview.com:
Get a sense of humor: Trump ‘literally eclipsed’ her majesty and it’s best watched set to music
From the Reuters report:
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) – Donald Trump met Britain’s Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle on Friday but the 92-year-old monarch was forced at one point to walk around the U.S. president after he halted abruptly during a ceremonial inspection of the guard.
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 13, 2018
Lack of manners, composure, etiquette, zero knowledge of protocol. He looks like a cave man.
— Ma.Cecilia Cassaro (@mccassaro) July 13, 2018
Even if she wasn't the Queen, what happened to respect your host and respect your elders?
— Annmarie (@WhiteCrowRN) July 13, 2018
A longer video from CNN with surrounding detail of the President’s visit with the monarch is below (watch it if you can tolerate the typically stuffy attitude of the British reporter, otherwise skip ahead to about the 1:35 mark), but in the BizPacReview.com article someone has added a bit of martial music to “liven things up”, as it were.
More from Reuters:
Trump’s first visit to Britain as president was not the full state visit he was originally promised, but he was heralded by military bands on his arrival at Windsor, before he and First Lady Melania went into the castle for tea with the queen.
The U.S. president had earlier praised Queen Elizabeth as a “tremendous woman”.
The queen greeted the pair with a smile, although she had earlier glanced at her watch as she waited for their arrival.
While inspecting the guard at Windsor, Elizabeth appeared to give direction to Trump but then the president abruptly halted and Elizabeth was forced to walk around him.
Queen Elizabeth’s tea for the Trumps was due to last 25 minutes according to the White House’s schedule, the last part of their official visit.
Funny, isn’t it? The MSM just can’t wait to find some little nit to pick with President Trump, yet completely gloss over major scandalous criminal activity in the highest halls of our government. It’s another classic case of “straining at a gnat while swallowing a camel.”