It's not often that arch enemies, India and China agree on anything. They have been unable to get along, at least as long as I've been alive......quite probably even much longer.
But now, POTUS, Barack Obama has done what I never thought was possible; he's actually brought the people of the two nations together.
The Times of India is reporting that Obama is being slammed by social media in India for his show of disrespect by the "ungainly sight" of "US President Brack [sic] Obama chewing gum during the Republic Day parade on Monday."
It was just this past November that the Chinese criticized him for the same faux pas.
According to the White House, POTUSBO isn't being rude, or insensitive, but merely chewing on nicotine gum because of his addiction to cigarettes.
If POTUSBO was chewing Nicorette while in China, and assuming he had only started using the gum then, he should have kicked the habit by now (late January). I was once a heavy cigarette smoker who had an extremely difficult time stopping until I tried Nicorette. I'm here to tell you that the stuff is pretty good and it shouldn't take more than about 2 months to break someone of smoking.
I guess, if you really want the gum to be effective, you have to want to quit smoking. I suppose POTUSBO quits smoking like he does everything else - halfheartedly.