WASHINGTON — On Thursday, President Obama addressed the nation on the growing threat from the terrorist group Islamic State and also spoke of the increasingly aggressive behavior of Vladimir Putin and Russia toward Ukraine.
And if you were on Twitter, you probably didn’t find out about any of that.
The president wore a tan summer suit and cuffed pants for Thursday’s address, and immediately the Internet lit up with shocked takes on the president’s fashion choice.
Obama’s suit now has at least two Twitter accounts. “The Audacity of Taupe” was one of the cleverer reactions.
“The vast majority of people who were tweeting about this suit have no idea what he was actually saying during the news conference,” says Robin Givhan, the fashion critic for The Daily Beast.
She thinks people should calm down a bit.
“I don’t think it was his most shining, glorious fashion moment, but I don’t think it was something that was as appalling as Twitter would have us believe,” Givhan told WTOP’s Dimitri Sotis on Thursday evening. “It’s late August; it’s summer