Former President Bill Clinton has a reputation as a friendly, charming guy. In fact his social skills probably served him well and likely helped catapult him to one of the highest positions of power on the planet. But the former POTUS managed to ruffle the feathers of his successor with his love for hand-shaking. Barack Obama became a bit flustered during a trip to Israel with potential future FGOTUS Clinton, according to a Twitter video released Friday morning. He kept the busy elected official waiting on the tarmac.
President Obama and former President Clinton attended the funeral of Shimon Peres, an Israeli statesman and former president of the middle eastern nation. Peres was famous for negotiating the Oslo Accords, which created a temporary peace between Israel and Palestine. Following the service, Obama offered his friend and 42nd U.S. President a ride back to his home in New York.
Clinton’s reputation as a flagrant schmoozer seemed to get in the way of the duo’s travel plans, though, as he dawdled on the tarmac. Meanwhile, Obama began to get impatient.
A video was posted to the Twitter account of Britain’s Sky News that featured Obama clapping three times, then shouting “Let’s go!” down to Clinton, who was not in the frame. Clinton was allegedly chatting with Secretary of State John Kerry at the time.
A moment later, President Obama walked out to the top of the staircase leading up to the aircraft and shouted “Bill, let’s go! I’ll take you home!” as he gestured with his arm toward the aircraft.
After a few more moments of Obama looking like a frustrated mother trying to get her errant kid to come inside, Clinton finally closed out his conversation and walked up the stairs to get on the plane. When he finally hit the top, the two men shook hands, and patted each other on the back as they boarded the jet.
Watch the full video below via Twitter.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) September 30, 2016
Featured image is a screen capture from the video.