Should the president of the United States always wear something presidential?
It’s really a matter of choice but President Obama should not have been so bold as to send tongues wagging and Twitterverse laughing all the way to the tailor.
But what exactly was the crime?
Well, Obama wore taupe, a light-brownish suit, to a White House media briefing about US military action in Syria, according to the Associated Press.
The spectacle of the leader of the free world and its most powerful man in a non-presidential hue, ignited a wave of panning on Twitter.
Memes poked fun at popular Obama slogans and titles.
“Taupe and change,” says one tweet, a spin-off from his 2008 political theme.
“The audacity of taupe,” says another, tweaking the title of one of Obama’s best-selling books.
And “Yes, we tan,” referencing his most widely used slogan.
Gallows humor had a tweeter demanding the death penalty for whoever chose the presidential color.
Obama typically wears dark suits and that’s as it should be. Not all the time though.
But when he showed up in casuals to throw the first pitch at an All-Star baseball game, we was pilloried for wearing mom jeans.
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