Obama calls Netanyahu "Bibi" both men send signals in word and demeanor of restart in chilly relationship—
Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) March 20, 2013
Andrea Mitchell noticed, but swooned over it being a restart. Oh, a bromance! A Reuters correspondent calls them BFFs.
Throughout the day Obama has called Netanyahu by his nickname, 'Bibi'. BFFs. All is forgotten.—
Maayan Lubell (@MaayanLubell) March 20, 2013
Huh. Yet, Prime Minister Netanyahu still showed respect, didn’t he?
Obama has called Netanyahu Bibi at least 5 times, but after initially saying Barack, Netanyahu using "the President"—
Jodi Rudoren (@rudoren) March 20, 2013
Other Twitter users noticed and tried to keep count of the “Bibis.”
"President Obama called the Israeli PM 'Bibi' at least four times." – WH Pool—
The Last Badasstion (@lastbadasstion) March 20, 2013
Obama keeps calling Netanyahu by the name 'Bibi'. For a second it sounded like he called him baby.—
Selin Kara (@Selintifada) March 20, 2013
Obama calls Netanyahu Bibi again—
Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) March 20, 2013
Obama's called Netanyahu Bibi 4x now… No formalities in this presser?—
Lainie (@msladyfrost) March 20, 2013
I've counted Obama saying "Bibi" (or "baby") 5 times already.—
Serge (@Zinvor) March 20, 2013
Netanyahu calls Obama "Mr. President." Obama calls Netanyahu "Bibi"—
Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) March 20, 2013
Obama keeps calling Netanyahu 'Bibi', but Bibi never calls him Barry. I feel a bit like throwing up every time he says it.—
John Lubbock (@jwsal) March 20, 2013
Stay classy, President Obama.
Obama calling Netanyahu "Bibi." How about "Mr. Prime Minister?" Imagine the msm uproar if Netanyahu called O "Barry" at a presser.—
Erick Stakelbeck (@staks33) March 20, 2013
Don’t hold your breath.