#1 'Not his style – never has been': Trump shakes Japanese emperor's hand but doesn't repeat groveler-in-chief Obama's deep bow by algernonpj 06.11.2017 11:36

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'Not his style – never has been': Trump shakes Japanese emperor's hand but doesn't repeat groveler-in-chief Obama's deep bow

  • President Donald Trump shook hands confidently with Japanese Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo

  • In 2009 his predecessor Barack Obama bowed deeply before the emperor in a sign of respect that was seen as a show of weak deference in the United States

  • Obama had already set the tone of American weakness by bowing to the Saudi king at a G20 summit in London

  • Trump offered just a nod of his head to the aging and low-statured emperor on Monday

  • An administration official traveling with Trump on his Far East tour told DailyMail.com that bowing is 'not his style – never has been'

  • By David Martosko, Us Political Editor For Dailymail.com In Seoul, South Korea
    Published: 22:03 EST, 5 November 2017 | Updated: 04:10 EST, 6 November 2017

    President Donald Trump met with Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Monday, sharing a brief handshake eight years after his predecessor became a global laughingstock by bowing deeply before the monarch.

    Visiting with the emperor and empress is routine for heads of state visiting Tokyo, and Trump did his part a few hours before a joint press conference with Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, who wields more power than the aging figurehead.

    Trump nodded his head slightly, but did not bend at the waist.

    An administration official traveling with Trump on his Far East tour told DailyMail.com that bowing is 'not his style – never has been.'

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