Response to Obama finally answers age-old Zen philosophical riddle ‘what is the sound of one hand clapping?’

In the Netherlands, President Obama appeared at a joint press conference with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

After Obama wrapped it up, the sound of crickets was punctuated by what I think was the sound of one hand clapping.

Five years ago the applause would have been thunderous, even from the press.

I couldn’t help but be reminded of this:

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