Prime Minister of #Montenegro Duško Marković answered journalists' questions. First one was about "the situation" during #NATO Photo op pic.twitter.com/u8sZGbXiri— Govt. of Montenegro (@MeGovernment) May 26, 2017
The Week: Montenegro leader shrugs off shove from Trump, calling it 'natural' that U.S. presidents 'be in the first row'
Some observers found it rude when President Trump casually pushed Montenegro's prime minister, Duško Marković, out of the way so he could get to the front row for a NATO photo-op on Thursday, but Marković calls the encounter "an inoffensive situation." Journalists are "differently commenting" on the scene, he added, but "I want to tell you that it is natural for the president of the United States to be in the first row."
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WNU Editor: I was waiting for this response from the Montenegor Prime Minister .... and I expected this response from him. As I had mentioned in the comment thread on this story yesterday (link here) .... anyone who has had any experience with international conferences/summits/meetings/etc. knows that this type of behaviour is always done by everyone who is there. It is part of the culture .... I have also been a part of it .... and it is not personal. That is why I had fun reading the commentary and news reports on this story yesterday .... people were commenting and passing judgement on something that they have no idea on the why and how it is done. Now here is an easy prediction .... Montenegro's Prime Minister Marković has set the record straight .... but no one in the media who expressed outraged yesterday are going to post this story.