Does he not get briefed on proper protocol? OMG, Embarrassing? Funny? You decide We could discuss gaffes of previous international meetings... But let's just focus on the current trip... First the '2008' snafu... Idiotic and shows his lacking attention to detail. Now this..
"During a reception with the queen, the president violated protocol by offering his toast before the band played "God Save the Queen."
The president paused, the guests stood, and the orchestra prepared to play.
But the president wasn’t done speaking.
“The vitality –“ the president said before the orchestra began…
“To the Queen,” the president finally said.
He lifted his glass to her, she smiled a bit uncomfortably.
But because the song was playing, no one drank from his or her glass, including the president, who put his glass down on the table.
Someone teach this puppet Proper Protocol... You have to watch the video to fully appreciate the awkwardness Obama created...
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