Just How Much Does President Obama Respect the US Military?

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This much.

President Obama returned a formal military salute by saluting with a coffee cup he had in his hand as he stepped off his U.S. Marine Corps helicopter in New York on Sunday.

A video of the gesture that some are calling the “latte salute” was uploaded to the White House Instagram account.

Civilians are not required to return the salute of military personnel, though recent presidents have undertaken the custom.

The salute is “the most important of all military courtesies,” says a manual, titled “Customs and Courtesies,” for Marine Corps officer candidates, The Daily Caller reported.

“In general, do not salute when… carrying articles with both hands or being otherwise so occupied as to make saluting impractical,” the manual says.

Mr. Obama did not appear to be carrying anything else in his hands when he made the unusual salute.

We’re a Marine Corps family.  We have no problem saying that President Obama needs to learn to respect his betters.  And we can guarantee you that those two Marines, who he disrespected with that phony salute, are better than our President in every way imaginable.

Mr. President, you’re not fit to polish their shoes.  Not that you’d do a good job at it anyway.  You’re a overbearing, narcissistic, asshole.  Sir.



 

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