Is he going to give him a sucker and tousle the hair on top of his head ?
If we're going to be consistent, which of course we should, some of Clinton's "Attaboy!" there is awfully similar to the reflexively anti-Biden crap we get on this thread.
The truth, I think, is that - perhaps against the wishes/intentions of the founders - we make too much of a deal of the president - all presidents. We don't just see them as really senior public servants....but rather as "POTUS !!!" I think that that's at least a little bad. And silly.
Bad, for among many other reasons, because it leads very serious and thoughtful people to wonder IF we should prosecute a president for crimes? WTF?
And silly - which can very easily cross over into bad - when we give them credit or criticism for things a knowledgeable citizen should know we shouldn't. Like, say, tons of economic/market things (freakin' tenths of a percentage point changes in unemployment, dozens of cents change/gallon on gas???), the freakin' execution of special ops missions on the other side of the world, etc., etc.
All told, we should probably think and talk about the position a lot less than we do.