Biden wore a similarly tan suit on Friday while he delivered an address from the White House in a near mirror of what happened on Aug. 28, 2014, when Obama also addressed the media while wearing a tan suit.
Both presidents were conveying important messages to the American public while wearing their tans suits.
On Friday, Biden spoke about the economy shortly after the July jobs report was released and hailed as being “strong.”
Back in 2014, Obama held a press conference to discuss the Ukraine and Islamic State militant group.
But that’s apparently where the similarities end.
After Obama’s address, New York Rep. Peter King said on CNN at the time, “(Obama) looked like he was on his way to a party at the Hamptons.” This is the same wacko who has defended Trump’s idiotic idea to buy Greenland.
Fox News’ Lou Dobbs called Obama “un-presidential” and said he was sending a hidden message to our enemies. This is the same person who insists Trump isn’t racist.
Other Republicans had respective meltdowns over Obama’s summery fashion pick. They even coined a term for it: “tanghazi,” a play on the Libyan city of Benghazi where an American compound was attacked in 2012 by members of Ansar al-Sharia, a militant group of Islamic extremists.
“Daily Show” host Trevor Noah at the time sarcastically referred to it as “the worst scandal in presidential history.”
Astute observers suggested the nit-picking criticism of the first Black president for, of all things, his fashion instead of policy showed the motivation behind such judgment must be racism.
Fast forward nearly seven years later and the outrage was neither immediate nor swift.
While the Hill tweeted that Biden was paying “homage” to Obama, there is likely a better chance that he was actually the trolling Republicans who criticized Obama for wearing his tan suit.
Obama, for his part, never responded to the Republican-led hatred about the color of his suit. Instead, then-White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters, “The President stands squarely behind the decision he made yesterday to wear his summer suit at yesterday’s news conference.”
Whether current White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki will be forced to do the same this time around remains to be seen. Especially since the silence from Republicans to Biden’s tan suit has been deafening compared to their reaction when Obama did it.
This is America.
Got Eem! Obama Skewers Trump In First 2020 Campaign Speech For Biden
1. "Beijing Barry"
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Obama coming out hot in Philly about the Trump Chinese bank account..— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) October 21, 2020
“Can you imagine if I had a secret Chinese bank account?”
“They’d call me Beijing Barry.” https://t.co/9PGbkBD1lV
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President Obama on Trump: “This president wants full credit for the economy he inherited and zero blame for the pandemic that he ignored.” pic.twitter.com/JaStFawYSS— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 21, 2020
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President Obama: Trump inherited the longest streak of job growth in American history, but just like everything else he inherited, he messed it up. He will be the first president since Herbert Hoover to actually lose jobs during his term in office.pic.twitter.com/jfkukVbMQb— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 21, 2020
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President Obama defines President Trump’s legacy:— Rantt Media (@RanttMedia) October 21, 2020
“This is not a reality show, this is reality. And the rest of us have had to live with the consequences of him proving himself incapable of taking the job seriously. At least 220,000 Americans have died…”pic.twitter.com/hGfPXTvgTs
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Former President Obama: "Tweeting at the television doesn't fix things. Making stuff up doesn't make people's lives better." pic.twitter.com/2yyRAfgH6E— The Hill (@thehill) October 21, 2020
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Fmr. President Obama criticized President Trump for going "out of his way to insult anybody who doesn't support him or threaten them with jail. That's not normal presidential behavior."— CNN (@CNN) October 21, 2020
He adds that Trump's actions “embolden other people to be cruel and divisive and racist" pic.twitter.com/VdLskMH544
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Obama: "[Trump] has not shown any interest in doing the work or helping anybody but himself & his friends or treating the presidency like a reality show he can use to get attention..the only people truly better off than they were 4 years ago are billionaires who got his tax cuts" pic.twitter.com/TuEZ1dVfjO— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 21, 2020
Biden Trolls Republicans With Tan Suit Nearly 7 Years After Fake Outrage Over Obama’s Outfit was originally published on newsone.com