Journalists were shocked by President Obama’s decision to wear a tan suit Thursday as he delivered a statement from the White House on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and Russia’s intervention in Ukraine.
Reaction to his tan suit was mixed on Twitter, with some joking it wasn’t an appropriate color to wear for the occasion.
It’s not the first time he has worn tan; Obama wore the color back in April for Easter services.
LOOK. AT. THAT. SUIT.— Vaughn Sterling (@vplus) August 28, 2014
Some reporters posted punny tweets.
Tan Suited Obama— Brett LoGiurato (@BrettLoGiurato) August 28, 2014
not sure tan...suits him— Alex Fitzpatrick (@AlexJamesFitz) August 28, 2014
One reporter said he didn't think the suit fit Obama well.
Not only is Obama wearing a tan suit, it seems way too big for him too. It looks like he's about to be bar mitzvahed in Miami.— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) August 28, 2014
The reporter also joked that the first president wore a tan suit, too.
In Obama's defense, George Washington wore a tan suit too http://t.co/kfy6Te7SxO— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) August 28, 2014
Some loved it.
LOVE the tan suit. Legit.— Alex Romano (@alexromano) August 28, 2014
Others said it was a fashion no-no.
Really not liking this Obama tan suit. Sends the wrong signals to our allies.— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) August 28, 2014
Another journalist predicted that Obama's suit would get more attention than his remarks.
Social media will comment more on the President's tan sport coat than his words.— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) August 28, 2014
Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), the longest-serving member in the House and a prolific tweeter, said he had no problem with Obama’s style.
I see no problem with the suit. pic.twitter.com/ZFFt75FedU— John Dingell (@john_dingell) August 28, 2014