In diplomatic circles this is known as “bitch-slapping”. And it would never happened with George W. Bush.
W is mocked openly—and constantly—in Europe and Asia. I’ve traveled to both recently, and I know.
If it makes you elderly kooky types happy, they aren’t crazy about the Black Messiah, either.
I spent a little time in Ireland last month, and they’re still chuckling about him getting drunk at an international conference, and grabbing a seated Angela Merkel from behind. (She’s not very popular in the UK).
/Ireland’s a beautiful place, by the way
///But the people talk funny