During a press conference outdoors with the Turkish Prime Minister, Obama ordered the Marines to break protocol and hold umbrellas over their heads as it rained, remarking “Theyâ€™re gonna look good next to us.”
What a pompous elitist! Â The Marines are not house slaves for the ruling class. Â They are not “photo ops.” Â They are heroes who are sworn to protect and defend. Â If Obama wants someone to bow and apologize to, he should start with the marine on his left.
The Twitterverse exploded with biting commentary on this one:
Funny how quickly Obama got the Marines there when he was getting wet. Our men in Benghazi waited 8 hours for Obama to call in the Marines.
â€” Sunny (@sunnyright) May 16, 2013
Obama vehemently denies abusing government power, while telling a US Marine to hold his umbrella. #CantMakeThisShitUp
â€” David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 16, 2013