Twitter Is Losing It Over President Obama’s Comment About Lattes
President Obama has just over a month left in office, and on Friday, he held the final press conference of the year — one of his last ever. While his speech addressed issues as wide-ranging as the crisis in Aleppo and Russia’s potential involvement in our recent presidential election, it was an unexpected remark about lattes — yes, lattes — that has Twitter freaking out.
Sharing his thoughts on what Democrats will have to do to win in future elections, President Obama began normally enough, saying: “I think [what] we have to spend the most time on — because it’s the thing we have the most control over — is how do we make sure that we’re showing up in places where I think Democratic policies are needed, where they are helping, where they are making a difference.”
Things took a turn, however, when he delivered this line: “And where Democrats are characterized as coastal, liberal, latte-sipping, you know, politically-correct, out of touch folks.”
Almost immediately, the Interwebs began having a field day with POTUS’ choice of latte-shaming words.
"Latte sippin' politically correct folks" may be my favorite Obama quote ever.
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) December 16, 2016
Obama: Dems must push back against idea they're “coastal, liberal, latte-sipping, politically correct out-of-touch folks”
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) December 16, 2016
Obama: Dems are not just coastal, liberal, latte-sipping, politically correct, out of touch folks
YES TRUE WE ALSO LIKE SALADS IN MASON JARS
— Grace Parra (@GraceParra360) December 16, 2016
So far it seems like the only clear position President Obama has taken in this press conference is a strong anti-latte stance.
— John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) December 16, 2016
Making the whole thing even more hilarious was the fact that, as @DomenicoNPR pointed out, President Obama appeared to be sipping on a coffee (which could have very well been one of the lattes in question) during his address!
Did Obama just sip a latte?
— Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNPR) December 16, 2016
It wouldn’t be his first offense, either — apparently, he’s been casually sipping on lattes all year long.
Just check out this Tweet from back in August.
OMG #PresidentObama sipping a latte while giving a televised Press Conference! What a casual ass!
— Deplorable CEC (@Truthdojo) August 4, 2016
For shame! We don’t care what anyone says — we’re NEVER giving up our espresso-filled delights (or our fruitcake Frappuccinos, for that matter).
BRB, running to Starbucks.
What do you make of POTUS’s latte comment? Tweet us @BritandCo.
(h/t Elite Daily, photos via Chip Somodevilla + Alex Wong/Getty)