Compare and Contrast: Michelle Obama’s Clumsy, Embarrassing Meeting with Japanese Emperor vs. President Trump and First Lady Melania’s Historic Meeting

In March 2015 a towering Michelle Obama met with Japanese Emperor Akihito.
It was a low moment in American diplomacy.

Earlier in the day Michelle had an awkward start by stumbling as “she tried to bow, shake his hand and curtsy” all at once.

Now compare that embarrassment to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump’s historic meeting with the Japanese emperor this weekend.

President Donald Trump and Melania Trump met Emperor Naruhito at Japan’s Imperial Palace on Monday, May 27.

President Trump was the first foreign dignitary to meet with the new emperor in Japan.

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