The Internet is going crazy because President Trump didn’t wave goodbye to a group of reporters as he boarded Air Force One Thursday.
In what was his first flight since being inaugurated, the president left Joint Base Andrews for Philadelphia because he was scheduled to address the 2017 GOP retreat.
However, he angered many in the media when he didn’t do what they thought was a time-honored tradition — turn and wave goodbye after he climbed the stairs to Air Force One.
When Trump landed in Philadelphia 20 minutes later, he gave a thumbs up and a wave as he descended.
But he still managed to anger people on Twitter.
Pres Trump boards Air Force One, but doesn't turn around to wave – as presidents have done for decades. pic.twitter.com/pUOPtB0V0w
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 26, 2017
— Cynthia Reynolds (@CindyReynolds) January 26, 2017
wow trump didn't wave after getting on Air Force One? grounds for impeachment! #DumpTrump
— Jacob Michael Gerard (@Jacob_Gerhard) January 26, 2017
Classy… just watched Trump board Air Force One and didn't turn around and wave.
— Akit (@AgentAkit) January 26, 2017
@SarahWoodwriter Just watched tRump enter AF ONE…it didn't even turn around and wave to the people and staff on the ground. First time since JFK.
— Judi Marshall (@JudiLuna) January 26, 2017
Trump boards Air Force One for the first time as POTUS for flight to Republican summit in Philadelphia – no wave pic.twitter.com/SNVvCiVTRk
— Simon Carswell (@SiCarswell) January 26, 2017
— ZN Rhodes (@znrhodes28) January 26, 2017
Most of his supporters brushed off the criticism.
More MSM looniness…CNN is actually bent out of shape that Trump didn't turn & wave as he entered Air Force One!..said was 'unprecedented'!
— Greggo (@TCUWhiteTrash) January 26, 2017
3rd world problems: I'm starving
2nd: my Lada won't start
1st: this espresso isn't soy
beltway problems: Trump didn't wave https://t.co/lwTZVQn4ix
— Welcome To The Oort (@ClarkHat) January 26, 2017