Here's How Trump Broke Tradition Boarding Air Force One


President Donald Trump rode Air Force One for the first time on January 26, but broke tradition by not turning around to wave as he boarded the plane.

Trump breaking tradition?! That never happens!

It's not like he's the first president in 40 years to not release his tax returns.

But I digress...

America's new president boarded the plane like he was on a mission. He didn't look back once.

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This could be linked to the fact President Trump isn't a big fan of the media — in fact, he recently said he's "at war" with it — or maybe he just really DGAF.


Perhaps Trump didn't know this was a tradition.

It definitely wouldn't be the first time he was completely unaware of what constitutes presidential behavior.

For some context, here are some pics of President Obama waving as he boarded Air Force One. WARNING: these may induce nostalgia and/or ugly crying.


This pic is actually from February 2009, shortly after Obama rode Air Force One for the first time.


But Trump just wasn't into it.


He did wave when he stepped off the plane, though.

And he seemed to enjoy his new ride.

But, to be honest, this issue of waving is a pretty silly thing to focus on.

Perhaps we should be more concerned about Trump's executive orders and the marginalized groups he's already targeted in his first week as president.


This isn't the first time people have gotten mad at a president for not fully adhering to tradition while boarding or stepping off an aircraft.

Remember the controversy over Obama's latte salute?

Yeah, people weren't happy about that, either.


If people got outraged like this about actual issues, we'd probably live in a far better world.

Long story short: We have bigger things to focus on than whether or not Trump waved as he stepped on an airplane.

Stay focused, America!

Citations: Air Force One is one 'spiffy ride,' Obama says (CNN), Presidential tax returns: It started with Nixon. Will it end with Trump? (CNN)