Poor President Obama just can’t seem to get the whole etiquette thing down. Maybe he’s just not good at surrounding himself with smart people (coughRobertGibbscough), or maybe he just doesn’t have the experience a President needs to navigate those tricky state dinners…or international issues…or the economy…or Libya…or Israel…ok…we’ll stop there. So what was the latest snafu on Barack’s international tour?
While visiting the UK, Obama attended a dinner with Queen Elizabeth and a number of British officials. He decided to raise his glass and make a toast – and ended up speaking over their national anthem. Watch the video, courtesy of The Blaze, below:
Is it possible he lacks any and all situational awareness? Glenn sure seemed to think so.
“Nobody lifts their glass,” Glenn said.
“Nobody else does because their national anthem is playing and he awkwardly goes, oh, crap, put downs his glass and stands there and then it continues to play for 25 seconds,” Pat said. “Every single time there's an international get-together, there's a screw-up like this. It's really bad.”
“Nobody in the Middle East is afraid of us. Look at this guy. They're watching this tape right now with their head in their hands going-- Mahmud, are you embarrassed? I'm embarrassed. Sure, we want to kill all the Americans, but this is just embarrassing,” Glenn joked.
Glenn wondered if The President thought that he was getting his toast was getting some impromptu theme music – a guess the President proved right.
“I thought it was out of the movies,” Barack joked.
“It's not a soundtrack. It's their national anthem,” Glenn admonished.