The leaders were then asked to wave at the photographers. Most did. Putin, of course, didn’t. It’s not sufficiently tough guy.
As for Obama, he was into his cool casual mode at the formal photo session. The current president of the United States visibly chewed gum the entire time.
Take the apparent faux pas in Stride. Obama isn’t clueless and asocial. He’s LeBron, baby, he can play in this league. So, while this is the gum they’ll say he was chewing, it’s not true. He was sending a message.
Probably coded support to all fellow travelers.
Or a white flag to the Chinese, who’ve occluded American hegemony? Perhaps the opposite, a warning to enemies about surprise drone attacks?
Monetary references? Was it a call-out to multiple quantative easings or to more trillions of debt he wants to accrue? More likely, it’s commentary on both the housing and higher education markets.
Me? I suspect he’s non-Mentos, I.E., non-competent. So he should chew this. But get serious. Deep in your heart, you know BHO’s brand:
I really love how there are now mohammedan countries in this G group. Saudi Arabia. What are they a global leader in? Exporting terrorism. Must be a growth sector.