August 28th, 2014
05:01 PM ET
3 weeks ago

That time Obama wore a tan suit and Twitter freaked out

(CNN) – President Barack Obama on Thursday took some questions in the White House press briefing room about serious subject matters - ISIS, Iraq, Syria, Russia.

But the reaction on Twitter was largely focused on his rarely worn tan suit.

Within seconds of stepping into the room, tweets were already firing off about Obama's pre-Labor Day attire. And by the end of the news conference, a few Twitter handles had been created in honor of the suit.


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  1. ????

    Obama quote from this afternoon regarding dealing with ISIS:

    "We don't have a strategy yet".

    August 28, 2014 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  2. ada dey

    Folks this is CNN...LOL..

    the degradation of a news network is captured thru this article on a suit worn and the resulting tripe, looney tunes, etc on social media ....

    August 28, 2014 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  3. But

    @??? Obama quote from this afternoon regarding dealing with ISIS:

    "We don't have a strategy yet".
    -------------–
    Here's The GOP Solution – Start yet ANOTHER unfunded/off-the-books war so that poor people can fight and die in the war.

    August 28, 2014 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  4. O'drama ya Mama

    ????

    Obama quote from this afternoon regarding dealing with ISIS:

    "We don't have a strategy yet".
    August 28, 2014 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Republican repeated quote of the month:

    "We dont have time for plans we want immediate action!"

    August 28, 2014 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  5. Lisa P

    Gosh, CNN, now that we know what the President wore, and what all the empty-headed newsies and commentweeters have to say about it, can we hear something about what the President said? Like, some news. Please?

    August 28, 2014 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  6. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    @????
    Obama quote from this afternoon regarding dealing with ISIS:

    "We don't have a strategy yet".

    August 28, 2014 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |

    *************************************************************************************************************************
    I'd rather have a POTUS who ponders about decisions instead of shooting first then asking questions later.
    So, by and by, where are those WMD?

    *crickets*

    August 28, 2014 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  7. Chris..E.Al

    0bama does not have nothing good in him or on him . All he has to show is a lot of gray hairs he didnt earn .

    August 28, 2014 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  8. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    @Chris..E.Al

    It's capital O in Obama not a zero as you constantly use. Ugh.

    August 28, 2014 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  9. Raven

    This man is doing so much damage to this country and people get riled up about the suit he is wearing. Really?

    August 28, 2014 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  10. Chris..E.Al

    I know Jimmy Carter has got to be breathing a sigh of relief ? He has lived to see the day history was rewritten ?

    August 28, 2014 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  11. Lynda/Minnesota

    @ Wake UP

    And how wonderful to be able to pull yourself up by your boot straps. No wonder we became friends. We're more alike than I would have ever known. We get it. Many never will.
    ---------------

    Oh, yes ...! YES ...! We are more alike than we first suspected ... ! And no. Many never will get it, no matter how hard we try to explain.

    Thank you, Wake Up, for your friendship. I do so appreciate your insight. Blessed be you and yours as well.

    August 28, 2014 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  12. Ol' Yeller

    @But

    @??? Obama quote from this afternoon regarding dealing with ISIS:

    "We don't have a strategy yet".
    -----–
    Here's The GOP Solution – Start yet ANOTHER unfunded/off-the-books war so that poor people can fight and die in the war.

    You left off the part where we attack a country, unprovoked, who had done nothing to us.... by carpet bombing their most populous city (I'm sure the neo cons had a stratergy to keep innocent women and children from dying in those bombings, though... perhaps they prayed for them to only hit the terrists).

    August 28, 2014 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  13. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    @Raven

    Did he start 2 unfunded wars? Please tell us what 'damage' Obama is doing. Remember to cite your sources and use facts.

    (Folks, expect a lot of FAUX NOISE talking points and very loud crickets.)

    August 28, 2014 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  14. love344

    @ Raven... WRONG!

    August 28, 2014 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  15. Sunil

    Obama's quote from today: "We don't have a strategy yet."

    YET.

    And that's OK. I like a President who mulls things over and thinks about ALL pros and cons before making a decision. We have tried cowboys. This is exactly why we elected Obama.

    August 28, 2014 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  16. Rick McDaniel

    Americans are idiots. seriously.

    August 28, 2014 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  17. bill

    Can't he just hit the reset button? Or blame--------–fill in the blank.

    August 28, 2014 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  18. Ed

    I think Hilary picked it out!

    August 28, 2014 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  19. Chris..E.Al

    @ s hottie ? I have no respect for 0bama just like most of the free world . Only blind LWNJs care for him and the the things he cares about . It sure is not you and me he cares about or ANY kind of future for our america ?

    August 28, 2014 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  20. Sniffit

    "Congratulations! You win most ignorant comment of the day. My favorite part is where you said "Now that 'Merica has elected a colored, it is a proven fact there is no racism left."

    Wow lol....Poe's Law took a dump in your cereal this morning, eh? Bring your sarcasm-o-meter to the shop, dude...it's clearly broken.

    August 28, 2014 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  21. Sniffit

    "Here's The GOP Solution – Start yet ANOTHER unfunded/off-the-books war so that poor people can fight and die in the war."

    Indeed. "We're perfectly happy spending your money...just not when it's spent on you."

    August 28, 2014 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  22. Sniffit

    Cue McCain, Graham and Ayotte: "We must burn the Iraq to save it."

    August 28, 2014 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  23. Silence DoGood

    @Sunil
    Obama's quote from today: "We don't have a strategy yet."

    YET.

    And that's OK. I like a President who mulls things over and thinks about ALL pros and cons before making a decision. We have tried cowboys. This is exactly why we elected Obama.
    ----------
    Brains is way better than cowboy. 1000's of soldiers died because the cowboy invaded the wrong country.
    Brains has kept foreign terrorists off US soil as opposed to cowboy thinking too.
    Brains has made it so I do not fear having my insurance dropped because I get sick.
    Thanks Mr. President for fighting terror abroad and here at home from the radical right.

    August 28, 2014 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  24. king

    am literally looking at the drumming down of america in progress. i wouldn't give a flying hoot if Obama dress up in a Santa Claus suite, all i want to hear is what he is doing to make this country safe and growing. now anyone wants to be a fashion critic call one.

    August 28, 2014 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  25. Paul

    Congratulations America and your media: You have officially hit rock bottom...

    August 28, 2014 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
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