- The Washington Times - Friday, August 29, 2014

President Obama sent shockwaves over social media for his choice of dress to give long-awaited remarks on White House strategy on the Islamic State and on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — a tan suit, seen as inappropriately informal.

Journalists, especially, noted the casual color for so solemn an occasion, The Hill reported.

“LOOK. AT. THAT. SUIT,” tweeted one observer, The Hill reported.

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“Not sure tan … suits him,” tweeted another.

And another: “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.”

Yet another: “Really not liking this Obama tan suit. Sends the wrong signals to our allies.”

His suit seemed to shock almost as much as his statement on the Islamic State — when he said that the White House doesn’t yet have a policy. As another tweeter pointed, “Social med will comment more on the president’s tan sport coat than his words,” The Hill reported.