From Manager, August 14, 2017
Left, US Ambassador to Thailand Glyne T. Davies: Our president can’t meet your prime minister because he came from the coup.
Caption: In the past
Right, Thailand’s Foreign Affair Minister Don Pramudwinai: Our prime minister can’t meet your president… because he came from a psychiatric hospital.
Caption: In the present
[During the Obama administration, PM Prayuth was apparently shunned and not invited to the White House since Prayuth’s power came from a military coup. At that time, the US often called on PM Prayuth to hold quick elections.
However, the Trump administration has relented and invited PM Prayuth to visit the White House in October.]