In a press conference where Barack Obama admitted he had no clear strategy for fighting a broader battle against terrorism (other than sending Task Force Black out to destroy the Islamic State leaders), the main focus afterwards was on the President’s choice of threads.
Along with loads of articles saying the suit was not a good look, here are some of the jokes being cracked on Twitter:
This is not an announcing war suit
– Raf Sanchez (@rafsanchez) August 28, 2014
This suit is the boldest thing Obama’s done in months. – Hunter Walker (@hunterw) August 28, 2014
“I’ve got some great deals on a preowned Hyundai for you today” pic.twitter.com/zDNfZASEty
– Steve Streza (@SteveStreza) August 28, 2014
So finally everyone is talking about what a male politician is wearing.
– Ali N. (@anniesperson) August 28, 2014
Really not liking this Obama tan suit. Sends the wrong signals to our allies.
– Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) August 28, 2014
Obama’s tan suit is a distraction from Benghazi
– Matt Binder (@MattBinder) August 28, 2014
More than 4,000 tweets were posted about Obama’s suit during that press conference pic.twitter.com/uyKoUrZlNy
– Kia Makarechi (@Kia_Mak) August 28, 2014
I’m no fashion expert but not too sure what all the fuss is about here. It’s not the greatest suit in the world, a little drab I guess but not particularly ill thought out or anything. Come to think of it it’s a wonder how Obama isn’t switching up his suit game more often; a world leader on the big stage could have the fashion world wrapped round his little finger if he wanted to. Either way it’s still summer isn’t it? He should be able to wear what he wants.
Could he have rocked the suit a little harder? Probably. But maybe America should stop talking about what he’s wearing and worry about how he’s doing on the Presidential side of things.