President Obama takes heat over 'Starbucks salute'

Posted at 9:31 PM, Sep 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-24 11:41:43-04

President Barack Obama got in a little bit of hot water over a cup of coffee.

The White House Instagram showed a video of Obama exiting Marine One, the presidential helicopter. Obama offered a salute with a cup of coffee still in his right hand as he passed by a Marine standing guard.

Some people tweeted the “Starbucks salute” was a sign of disrespect for the Marines.

Other people said the matter was trivial.

See the video for yourself.


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