Semper Latte: Obama salutes Marines, coffee cup in hand

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 at 9:49 pm

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.

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.

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4 Responses to “Semper Latte: Obama salutes Marines, coffee cup in hand”

  1. sound awake on 23/23/14 at 10:01 pm

    and democrats go berserk when they get accused of hating the military and not being patriotic…gee i wonder why…

  2. Dawn on 24/24/14 at 10:33 am

    On Fox, “America´s Newsroom” covered this and, of course, showed a photograph of W saluting while cuddling Barney. Sigh ,,,,

  3. acethepug on 25/25/14 at 6:26 am

    Dawn, of COURSE they did. Nevermind that Bush’s RIGHT hand was free to salute, and that when you take the experiences and actions of both men in context, it is clear GW Bush has nothing but respect and love for the troops, while Obama has nothing but disdain for them.

    GW Bush has been out of office for over five years now — at what point does Bammykins get held accountable for ANYTHING?

  4. Jim Jones and the Kool-Aid Kids on 27/27/14 at 2:21 pm

    Comrade Hussein, the dear leader and immaculate messiah, will lead us to glorious victories with his divine right of kings magic scepter and powerful Kool-Aid.