Thanks for reading and commenting, Tracy. But no, no,no, I hope what I've said in this piece does not support the idea that violence is an option.
I've just read an Editor's Pick that presents that view, but that article written by an army vet is not my view.
My view is that the slap is a teachable moment and a reminder that big men should not hit smaller men.
I also fully agree with you that a public figure has a responsibility to present himself in a mature manner, maintaining composure when on the world stage like that. I really hope I haven't inadvertently conveyed the opposite. Thanks again. .