When President Obama disembarked his helicopter in New York on Tuesday, he created a firestorm by doing what he has done thousands of times before: Salute the Marine standing on the tarmac.
Only this time, he had a cup in his hands, and he somewhat awkwardly delivered the salute while keeping hold of the paper cup. When the Marine looked at questioningly, the president apparently threw the cup of steaming hot coffee in his face, while
screaming “WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? YOU KNOW WHO I AM? I’M THE GOD DAMN PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, THAT’S WHO.”
Understandably, the internet has taken the story viral, and millions are talking about the actions of our “leader.”
A spokesperson for the White House dismissed the president’s actions by claiming that the coffee was lukewarm at best, and that the president had a particularly bad flight that involved late tea service and a stale muffin.
“You can hardly blame the president for his actions. He only did what any of us would do in that circumstance.”