To one reporter, “the fist bump heard ‘round the world” exchanged by Barack and Michelle Obama last Tuesday evening “was a tiny gesture so cool, so tight, so loving and so right, that it seemed to encapsulate both the satisfaction of the moment and the new cultural trajectory of American politics.”

To another, it was…. “a terrorist fist bump?”

Said with a smile. By a Fox News anchor in a fuschia suit. Followed up by innocuous insights from a body language expert (“I’m sure young people are going to like that kind of ‘representing’ a little bit”). The t-word never again mentioned.

Politico’s Michael Calderone has more.

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.