Why Biden’s fist bump with Saudi leader was a way to swerve handshake photo-op – but still branded as ‘shameful’

When Donald Trump touched down in Saudi Arabia in 2017, King Salman was waiting on the tarmac.

It was the president’s first overseas trip and the capital Riyadh had been transformed into a celebration of American culture, with flags, projections and music.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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