August 28th, 2014
05:01 PM ET
8 years 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. lamestreamdoc

    Tan suit, navy blue suit, charcoal grey suit.... you can try as hard as you can, but you just cannot polish a turd.

    August 28, 2014 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm |
  2. AdoplhH

    Goes with "his" mom jeans.

    August 28, 2014 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  3. vikingwoman

    OMG!! He wore a tan suit! I guess for the RWNJ & GOTP it means this president can't do anything, not even dress himself! It reminds me of when he took the selfie at Mandela's funeral! No1 had a problem w/the fact that 2 other nations leaders were in the pic, or that it was taken by the Danish Prime Minister! It was all Obamas fault! All I can say is this man must have a backbone of steel, to take 6 yrs of this type of abuse!!

    August 28, 2014 10:57 pm at 10:57 pm |
  4. American1


    Did you really hear what Obama said or are you just distorting what he said? I believe he said we didn't have any strategy yet about Syria/ or ISIS IN SYRIA. Meaning, we don't have a strategy "yet" with dealing with ISIS inside of Syria. He didn't say we don't have a strategy with dealing with ISIS period. Look at what we are doing with ISIS inside of Iraq. Unless you want us to believe we are not doing something about them.

    August 28, 2014 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |

    Mr. President still looks good...And I LOVE the Tan suit....The REPUBS...better get their tail together....

    August 28, 2014 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  6. joy

    Pres Obama looks gaunt and Mrs Obama is wearing white and I think it's cotton eyelet? I'm not sure this is the correct outfit for his speech. I am worried how thin he looks not at his suit which seems big on him.

    August 28, 2014 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  7. Jerry

    Geez, CNN does not talk about our president stating he did not have a plan. They talk about his suit. No wonder CNN is in the pits and cutting staff.

    I guess Obama is still evaluating whether he should evaluate the evaluation that the Pentagon and CIA have been doing to 2 months.

    August 28, 2014 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  8. Bigwilliestyles

    Yeah you can keep 'moderating' me, but Sniffit, Lynda, DM4O, Name and the rest represent my feelings to a T. Especially Sniffit; guy you ROCK.

    August 28, 2014 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  9. doctorlb

    Who cares what color suit? It is still as empty as ever.

    August 28, 2014 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  10. m

    If you don't have a's hard to come up with a strategy!
    Obama is such a mess as a man and a leader!

    August 28, 2014 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  11. Refuse2giveup

    I love it. CNN opens this inane article for comments, but won't open comments for the story on Obama incredibly announcing to the world he has "no strategy for ISIS in Syria."

    You know, Mr. Obama, a Presidency is a terrible thing to waste.

    August 28, 2014 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  12. dnokc

    Ms. Malkin is correct...the suit, regardless of EMPTY.

    August 28, 2014 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    Has anyone noticed that when CNN posts a story which is hypothetical at best they do not allow for comments. Particularly dealing with Ferguson.

    August 28, 2014 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  14. les

    He looks like he's wearing his father's suit to church. A suit left over from about 1965.

    August 28, 2014 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  15. Refuse2giveup

    A Presidency is a terrible thing to waste.

    Silence DoGood, your hero is a big fat zero. His administration has been aware of this group for 4 years, yet he hasn't had the time or inclination to be proactive on the situation. As a matter of fact, I can't think of any proactive thing he's done. But of course, you're right. ISIS hasn't lopped off the heads of any American women or children yet, so what's the big hurry?

    August 28, 2014 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  16. mbutler91c

    I don't give what color suit Obama is wearing, I just wish he was wearing it someplace other than the White House.

    August 28, 2014 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  17. mbutler91c

    I don't care what color suit Obama is wearing, I just would like to see him wearing it not as the POTUS.

    August 28, 2014 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  18. KanneM


    The wmd's are in Syria being used on Syrians because we have a President who is still pondering what to do.

    August 28, 2014 11:46 pm at 11:46 pm |
  19. UniPresident

    Business business business, numbers numbers, tan suit tan tan.

    Is this working?

    August 29, 2014 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  20. Pendy


    August 29, 2014 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  21. Anonymous

    Michelle told her husband to wear a lighter suit to show off his handsome features

    August 29, 2014 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  22. Hank

    You have to admit. Mr. Obama has charm and he's got style. He absolutely sucks as the leader of a free nation but dang, he looks great.

    August 29, 2014 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  23. Anonymous

    nice suit

    August 29, 2014 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  24. J.V.hodgson

    OMG the twitter twits think what he wears is more important than what he says.
    The media on Obamas holiday and golf need to stop this idiocy unless you are going to assume ALL Senators and Reps are On holiday when not in session and judged accordingly... puleeze do not try to tell me that none of them play golf when so called going back home to grass roots: yeah golf course grass roots included . OH forgot Obama likes basket ball.. so he cant have a session and laugh at mistakes because he just made a speech decrying the awful murder of a US citizen by ISOL.
    Then tell me why if that kind of coverage is not appropriate to all state senators and reps.
    To get biblical on this, let him or her that be without sin cast the first stone.
    PS also No-one McCain, Graham and Ayotte have a realistic STRATEGY for ISOL, in either Iraq ,Syria or where a Caliphate they desire will go next.
    You can choose between ( Egypt ( Hezbollah) and Turkey ( historical leadership center of past caliphates) and Jordan( Hezbollah again) those states.
    The GOP is over simplistic they would boots on the ground and kill, kill, kill, but you don't kill that kind of zealotry without peoples democratic, rather majority influence support to keep it ( religious extremism suppressed) long term.

    August 29, 2014 01:42 am at 1:42 am |
  25. Chris

    Obama wore a tan suit! I'm sure Republicans must think that's an impeachable offense! Or, at least, they'll sue him over it!

    August 29, 2014 02:13 am at 2:13 am |
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