Five years ago today, President Obama put on a tan suit and broke the internet.
Twitter exploded with tweets about Obama’s “radical break” with the traditional presidential style of white shirt, dark suit and Caucasian complexion. Democrats went gaga over Obama’s audacity of taupe. Republicans treated his fashion turn as an unprecedented outrage, conveniently ignoring that Eisenhower, Reagan, both Bushes and Bill Clinton all sported tan suits in the White House
“Beigegate” is being revisited today as the nation pines for a time when the biggest presidential scandal du jour was the nation’s lone president of color dressing colorfully. Obama and his tan suit dominated the national media coffee klatch this morning. Everyone was gabbing and writing about it.
All the Obama attention triggered the Tweeter-in-Chief, who took to Twitter and yanked the spotlight back onto the lumbering scandal factory allegedly running the country.
As Tropical Storm Dorian surged toward Puerto Rico — a U.S. Territory populated by Americans — President Trump tweeted this:
“Puerto Rico is one of the most corrupt places on earth. Their political system is broken and their politicians are either Incompetent or Corrupt. Congress approved Billions of Dollars last time, more than anyplace else has ever gotten, and it is sent to Crooked Pols. No good!…..
…And by the way, I’m the best thing that’s ever happened to Puerto Rico!”
Trump also accused Fox “News” of “heavily promoting the Democrats.”
Fox contributor Guy Benson fired back on Twitter: “We don’t work for you.”
Hah! Since when?
That’s a rhetorical question, Guy. Back to Trump, who achieved his “yuge” goal for the day — reminding the nation and the world what a real presidential scandal looks like, no matter what color suit you stuff him into.