cad_enews_detail_top_right_add
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump host Kenya’s first family, Uhuru Kenyatta and his wife, Margaret Kenyatta. Unlike Trump’s predecessors, he chose to stand in between his guests during the photo session. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

Trump threw tradition out of window as he posed for picture with Uhuru, Margaret Kenyatta

United States of America President, Donald Trump, on Monday, August 27 threw presidential tradition out of the window, when he chose to stand in between his guests, President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, during a photo session at the White House.

Previous American Heads of State such as Barack Obama, George Bush, among others, often stood on the outer flanks, with their key guests sandwiched between them and American First Lady of the time during photo sessions.

When President Trump hosted President Kenyatta at the White House last Monday, the host leader stood in between his guests, Uhuru Kenyatta and Margaret Kenyatta, consequently forcing the Kenyan president and first lady out of the red carpet.

Though, it is unwritten, the U.S. presidential etiquette guidelines recommend that the president, when hosting dignitaries to the White House, he or she should ensure that their guests’ comfort is paramount.

That means, if anyone is to miss out on the red carpet, a symbol of importance, then it should be the host president, and not the guest(s). That explains why the host president should be on the outer flanks.

First lady Michelle Obama, Samantha Cameron, former U.S. President Barack Obama and former British Prime Minister James Cameron pose for photo at White House. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
Ex-U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama stand with ex-Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife during a past meeting in White House. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
Ex-U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, Samantha Cameron, former U.S. President Barack Obama and former British Prime Minister James Cameron pose for photo at White House. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
Former U.S. Head of State George Bush and his wife Laura Bush pose for photo with former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki and the late first lady Lucy Kibaki in a past meeting at the White House. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
Former U.S. Head of State George Bush and his wife Laura Bush pose for photo with former Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki and the late first lady Lucy Kibaki in a past meeting at the White House. [PHOTO | COURTESY]
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump host Kenya’s first family, Uhuru Kenyatta and his wife, Margaret Kenyatta. Unlike Trump’s predecessors, he chose to stand in between his guests during the photo session. [PHOTO | COURTESY]

For eDaily updates
Join @edailykenya Telegram channel


EDITORIAL POLICY: Permission to use quotation from this article is granted subject to full credit of source being given by referencing the direct link of the article on edaily.co.ke

must read


Related Articles

Videos /Musician Victoria Kimani ...
Videos /Willy Paul looks Jamaica ...
Videos /Nameless summarises the t...
Videos /Vera Sidika tries her han...
Videos /Size 8 returns with ̵...