For a president, a mutual decoration must feel like a heartfelt hug in bad times. And – you must admit – exchanging decorations is still better than decorating yourself in front of the mirror.
Do you think they could pose for each other as mirror images:
Wikipedia can help us tackle the semantics. What is a “decoration”? I present two likely explanations and let you pick one (or both):
- An object or act intended to increase the beauty of a person, room, etc.
- An object, such as a medal or an order, that is awarded to honor the recipient.