President Obama makes U.S. Marine break military rules by holding an umbrella while in uniform

U.S. President Obama checks the need for and umbrella held by a U.S. Marine during a joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan in Washington
Even though he is the commander in chief, there are some orders that even President Obama cannot give – as he found out on Thursday, much to the chagrin of a put-upon U.S. Marine. Hosting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden, the president requested two standing Marines to open umbrellas and protect them from the light rain that was falling. However, according to Marine Corps regulations, not even the President of the United States can request a Marine to carry an umbrella without the express permission of the Commandant of the Marine Corps. More



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13 Responses to President Obama makes U.S. Marine break military rules by holding an umbrella while in uniform

  1. Anonymous says:

    That’s not ture a Marine can hold an umbrella, they just can’t stand under one get the fact right.

    Semper Fi

  2. josh says:

    Low and behold everybody has something bad to say about the man who was choosen to lead this nation, the only reason anything is also pointed out is because he african american.

    • carloshelms says:

      Is that the best you can come up with?

      Same tired ol’ “racist” rhetoric?

      When you can’t argue a point and your down to your last intellectual dime (didn’t take long), just bring up race. All the PC worshipers will adore you.

      Unfortunately, that makes YOU a racialist. Look it up.

      See here, dumbass: US Marines aren’t issued umbrellas and do not hold ANYONE’S umbrella for them. It’s a violation of code.

      BTW: there are black Marines. Gasp!

  3. carloshelms says:

    The guy is a buffoon. All these protocols are available to the commander-in-chief if he cares to look. Normally, the President would have an advisor to whom he could rely for counseling on military esprit de corps; but I seriously doubt anyone in the “first family” gives a damn about tradition.

    “All this for a FLAG?” (The First “Lady)

    • ljc says:

      What a racist remark!! Because he’s black??? You would think White House would pay attention to weather when the President is to speak outside & accommodate with a canopy!

      • carloshelms says:

        He’s black?

        I hadn’t noticed.

        Thanks for pointing that out – though it doesn’t make a difference to me.

        Still a buffoon.

        (Not a baboon, BTW)

  4. amakatura says:

    What kind of man does this to one of our finest?! No need to be afraid…just a little water!

  5. boudicabpi says:

    Reblogged this on BPI reblog and commented:
    President Obama makes U.S. Marine break military rules by holding an umbrella while in uniform

  6. shekinah419 says:

    Reblogged this on servehiminthewaiting and commented:
    Another blood boiler from the arrogant military-disdaining “commandant-in-chief”

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