The response of the president's spokespersons made it even worse.
Kellyanne Conway, the president’s primary talking head and a White House counselor, opined on an interview with ABC News, “I think that was the president just responding the way he does to somebody who insulted him first.”
Say what now?! She’s talking about the leader of the free world, ladies and gentlemen.
Oh, wait, apparently, that’s now Xi Jinping of China.