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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:48 AM

Obama's coffee cup salute draws criticism




REBECCA KAPLAN CBS NEWS September 24, 2014, 9:50 AM


The latest round of outrage aimed at President Obama was caused by his morning caffeine fix.

When the president exited Marine One in New York City Tuesday en route to the United Nations, he had a coffee cup in his right hand as he lifted it to salute the two Marines who greeted him there.

This gesture, according to all those who took to Twitter using the hashtag, #LatteSalute was just downright disrespectful.

"Embarrassed by president's salute! So arrogant! #LatteSalute" wrote one user, @EmilyDickerson, on Twitter. "As an Iraq vet, seeing OB's #LatteSalutemakes me sick! He repeatedly show disrespect to my fellow service members," wrote @GeoKat.


http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/23/politics/obama-coffee-cup-salute/index.html
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/outrage-ensues-after-obamas-coffee-cup-salute/

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:53 AM

1. Saluting while black, how dare he nt

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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:56 AM

2. A president five years in office should have known he'd have to return a salute...

...but anyone could have made such a mistake once. Doing so while black just guarantees fake outrage.

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Response to Orsino (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 10:06 AM

3. lol, once?


I love how we all get enraptured by authoritarian formalities when it suits us






The Barney salutes were classics. But at the end of the day, he's carrying his dog and didn't request that there be people he'd have to salute every time he gets out of a plane or helicopter.

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