President Donald Trump broke a longstanding tradition on Thursday when he boarded Air Force One for the first time by not turning and waving as he entered the plane.
Trump was taking his new plane to Philadelphia to deliver a speech to GOP leaders when he failed to wave goodbye, as presidents have historically done in what is essentially a photo op.
— CNN (@CNN) January 26, 2017
Fox News’ Chris Wallace joked during an appearance on “Good Day New York” that is was a windy day and Trump probably didn’t want to turn around and mess up his hair before the big speech.
Trump probably simply forgot or wasn’t aware of the tradition, but POTUS watchdogs were quick to point it out on Twitter.
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
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
President Trump doesn't waive to the press and it pisses them off: https://t.co/fp7PRdfIii
— Tony Gargano (@Tony_Gargano) January 27, 2017
Trump breaks tradition before first flight on Air Force One. He couldn't even waive? Bye President asshole! ????????https://t.co/YPdwOJSLHf
— Heisenfurr (@Heisenfurr) January 27, 2017