Obama took selfies at Nelson Mandela's funeral.
Today, he chewed gum at the memorial marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day...managing to insult both the French & British and projecting the image of a rude, selfish, ill-mannered, inelegant, déclassé, and gauche leader to the rest of the world.
Remember when we were told that he was the 'smartest man in the world'?
Seriously, does no one surrounding Barack Obama understand appropriate behaviour and advise him of such?
For an example of French reaction, WeaselZippers.co has a good rundown:
Obama was caught on camera chewing gum while clapping during the welcome for Her Majesty the Queen. He kept chewing throughout the ceremonies, also managing to anger France. French twitter blew up (not to mention British and American reaction):
Obama et son chewing-gum. Classe. #DDay70
— Grégory Gasson (@GregGasson) June 6, 2014
#DDay Peu élégante, l’attitude de M #Obama mâchant ostensiblement son chewing gum en pleine cérémonie…
— Thierry Le Bras (@ThierryLeBras2) June 6, 2014
— Laurent Caselli (@LaurentCaselli) June 6, 2014
'No class at all'
Est-ce que quelqu'un pourrait demander à Barack Obama d'arrêter de mastiquer son chewing-gum comme un cow-boy? #DDay
— Jayce Oliver (@jaycelight) June 6, 2014
'Is there anyone who will ask Barack Obama to stop chewing on his gum like a cowboy?'
'Le chewing-gum Obama merde'
— Ju' (@SaisirUnPseudo) June 6, 2014
And if you need a translation for that last one, ‘merde’ = shit, as in the Obama Doctrine:
Don't. Do. Stupid. Shit.