President Barack Obama addressed the nation today about the crisis in Iraq and Ferguson, Missouri. Technically still on vacation, Obama decided not to wear a tie. The Internet, of course, had something to say about the untied president:
Apparently the president looks like a Denny's employee:
Where the hell is Obama's tie? POTUS on tv from White House looking like he works at Denny's!— Rick Jackson (@RickJackson005) August 18, 2014
Does Obama ever wear a tie?— Steven Javier (@StevenRuiz7) August 18, 2014
Obama might also work at a grocery store:
Get a tie Obama. The guy carrying out my groceries dresses more professionally than you do. But hey your only the president of the USA.— Danielle (@danielle4160) August 18, 2014
Maybe he’s setting trends?
Would be great if Obama killed off the tie like JFK killed off the hat.— Tom Gara (@tomgara) August 18, 2014
Obama is not wearing a tie. Ronald Reagan always did. Also, Lincoln had a beard. Washington wore a wig. And dentures. #Ferguson— Richard Saunders (@organicdemocrat) August 18, 2014
And maybe his hair isn't okay too?
President Obama's hair looks weird. #WorthlessObservation— Jim Norton (@JimNorton) August 18, 2014
We're not so sure about this theory:
@LegallyErin Clearly, as he was sans tie, that was a FAKEBAMA. A genetic clone put up there while Obama finishes his ARMY OF ENSLAVEMENT.— Azrael (@ArchAzrael) August 18, 2014
Well he does also look kind of sleepy.
Damn! Can we pitch in and buy Obama a tie and a cup of coffee. Pathetic. This is the leader of the Free World for Gods sake. #Ferguson— Walt Kowalski's Lawn (@s_lawn) August 18, 2014
If you have or are tweeting about Obama's tie, you are part of the problem. Focus, people. Focus.— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) August 18, 2014
And when tie-gate was finally over, Corey Booker (probably) subtweeted the President.
What is more often needed is a patient heart that listens than an intelligent mind that talks and talks.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) August 18, 2014
He's had a rough couple weeks.
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