During what is arguably the worst week of his presidency, President Obama hosted the Turkish Prime Minister and held a joint press conference in the rose garden. It began to rain, and we get this lovely photo.
The optics are very poor, and while there may be precedent, I've never seen it. These young Marines serve their President faithfully, with honor and dignity and he uses them to hold umbrellas? The optics are bad, they're demeaning to those who serve faithfully, and it only serves to underscore the contempt that the President holds for the Armed Services. President Obama has never served and in my view is unfit to command Marines. Or Soldiers, or Airmen, or Sailors. They are certainly not there to hold his fricking umbrella.