US President Barack Obama held a press conference today (28 August) to discuss current crisis situations in Ukraine, Iraq and Syria, amongst other issues. However, the serious matter of the Middle East crisis took second place to questions of sartorial style, with all eyes on the President's suit.
Soon after President Obama began the press conference, Twitterers played fashion police and his tan suit was soon doing the rounds on social media.
Clearly, Obama does have a strategy for ISIS — and it involves distracting them with his suit.
— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) August 28, 2014
This suit is the boldest thing Obama's done in months. — Hunter Walker (@hunterw) August 28, 2014
Obama vows to defeat whoever made him wear this suit. pic.twitter.com/zoqj7OVFRe
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) August 28, 2014
Just checking in from Spain: so the biggest US political news on Twitter is Obama wore a taupe suit? — John Seabrook (@jmseabrook) August 28, 2014
The Obama suit backlash is a promising sign of gender equality http://t.co/EV0f9Ga0PZ
— Vox (@voxdotcom) August 28, 2014
Yep, the suit definitely got more attention than the lack of strategy. Good plan, Obama.
— Deena Adel (@deena_adel) August 28, 2014
— @mdecambre (@mdecambre) August 28, 2014
Let's get a sense of the US President's choice of fashion over the years: