Five Years Later, We Reflect On How Dumb It Was For Folks To Troll Barack Obama Over His Tan Suit

Barack Obama In Tan Suit

Five Years Later, We Reflect On How Dumb It Was For Folks To Troll Barack Obama Over His Tan Suit

Our forever POTUS didn't deserve the shade.

Published August 29, 2019

Written by Tira Urquhart

On Aug. 28, 2014, our president at the time, Barack Obama, held a press conference impeccably dressed in a tan suit. For whatever reason, it became national news with some Republicans and press saying the attire showed a “lack of seriousness” on the Presidents part.

Fashion critics weighed in, including the New York Times’ Chief Fashion Director, Vanessa Friedman, who felt it showed a sign of uncertainty when it came to his plan against Syria.

“Khaki is a sort of wishy-washy color, neither white nor brown, and hence seemed a particularly odd choice for a discussion of wishy-washy military policy,” Friedman said, before suggesting that the tan color might also represent “a color associated with the military.”

Now, five years later, the internet is reflecting on how ridiculous it was to make such a big deal out of the color of a suit, especially when presidents before Obama wore them. With REAL scandals happening during this current presidency, one can only wish we could go back to the days when all there was to worry about is a khaki colored suit. 

US President Barack Obama holds a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, August 28, 2014. US President Barack Obama on Thursday signalled there would not be immediate US military strikes in Syria, saying that Washington was still developing a strategy on tackling the conflict there. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Take a look at some of the nostalgic tweets below!

(Photo courtesy of Twitter)
(Photo courtesy of Twitter)
(Photo courtesy of Twitter)
(Photo courtesy of Twitter)

(Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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