Dang, talk about getting chumped off. We’re talking about how the Chinese treated President Obama on hos arrival in China on Saturday.
It’s being seen as a deliberate snub after Obama was not provided with a staircase to leave his plane during his chaotic arrival in Hangzhou before the start of the G20, reports The Guardian:
Chinese authorities have rolled out the red carpet for leaders including India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, the South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, Brazil’s president, Michel Temer, and the British prime minister, Theresa May, who touched down on Sunday morning.
But the leader of the world’s largest economy, who is on his final tour of Asia, was forced to disembark from Air Force One through a little-used exit in the plane’s belly (or what’s being referred to as the “ass” of the aircraft) after no rolling staircase was provided when he landed in the eastern Chinese city on Saturday afternoon.
On top of that, when Obama did find his way on to a red carpet on the tarmac below there were heated altercations between US and Chinese officials, with one Chinese official caught on video shouting: “This is our country! This is our airport!”
Dang, dang, dang. This is not good.
You can read the rest of the report at the Guardian.