Boarding his helicopter today, President Obama gave a rather lackluster salute to the attending Marine. The President then realized his mistake or was made aware of it and returned to shake the Marine’s hand.
A few Twitter users took this as an invitation to share their opinion:
First umbrellagate and now this. JUST RESIGN ALREADY AND LET AMERICA HEAL http://t.co/sGcbfA9UhT— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) May 24, 2013
Obama Fails 2 Salute Marine http://t.co/1bTbTCxMy5 Disrespecting on Military is normal 4 Obama but we have 2 respect Mooselums & Islam, NOT!— Gerry Turner (@mxkied) May 24, 2013
(Got a lot on your MIND have U Corruptocrat Obama? mask dropped?) Obama Fails to Salute Marine http://t.co/00yqaHWZQa— SE Smith (@exodus_2011) May 24, 2013
Which is more disrespectful? 1) forgetting to salute while boarding Marine One. 2) flying Mission Accomplished banner at beginning of a war.— bitterjoe™ (@bitterjoe) May 24, 2013
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