Well, this is convenient. . .

The Jerusalem Post is reporting that President Joe Biden won’t be shaking hands on his upcoming trip to the Middle East due to Covid:

From The Jerusalem Post:

The White House has reportedly told Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s office that due to the surge in COVID-19 infections in the US and Israel, the president will refrain from shaking hands.

We suspect there will be plenty of photos of our elderly president leaning in close to talk with leaders, ministers, etc. which has us wondering if there’s *another* reason for the Covid handshake theater:

Yep. Multiple blue-checks and many others think this is a way to avoid a photo of President Biden shaking hands with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman:

Well, “convenient” is one way to describe it.



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