As Twitchy reported Saturday, President Obama’s goodbye world tour had a rough landing in China, where American reporters told of screaming matches between White House officials and the Chinese delegation, who were insistent on keeping the press at a distance.

About that whole staircase thing … sure President Obama was made to “go out of the ass” of Air Force One in a deliberate diplomatic snub, but he doesn’t want anyone to “over-crank” the whole incident.

It really doesn’t seem like a big issue — that is, until you see how China has greeted other world leaders. For comparison, here are side-by-side photos of President Obama’s arrival and that of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Yeah, that was definitely done on purpose. We’re not going to over-crank it, though; we’ll just crank it a little.