Obama salute with beverage cup sets off Twitter storm

Obama salute with beverage cup sets off Twitter storm (Image 1)

A backlash is brewing after a video emerged showing President Barack Obama holding a coffee cup while saluting Marines.

According to NBC News, the White House Instagram account posted footage of Obama offering the informal salute as he climbed down from Marine One after landing in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. Criticism soon spilled over on Twitter.

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