In 2009 when President Barack Obama first met Japan’s Emperor, Akihito, he sadly bowed.
This caused outrage with every red blooded American because the leader of the free world bowed to a foreign leader. Although when President Trump met with Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, he set the record straight on behalf of every American. President Trump stood firmly on both feet and offered a firm but respectful handshake. He simply nodded his head ever so gently, being sure not to bend his waist.
A Trump official who was traveling with the President said to the Daily Mail that bowing “is not his style – never has been.”