That’s the thing. Holding hands is a show of alliance... Bowing is TOTAL SUBMISSION!!!
No actually, total submission is a prostration. Still, for an American President to bow to *any* foreign head of state, and especially to a king, is beneath contempt. It spits on the American Revolution and our entire history. Did 0bama bow to the Queen of England?
Okay, I’ll make an exception for heads of state from countries in which an *exchange of bows* is part of a normal formal greeting, and the other head of state bows to the President in whichever order the exchange is supposed to go depending on who’s the host and who’s the guest.