While exiting a Marine helicopter on Tuesday, Obama saluted a U.S. Marine in an incredibly disrespectful manner – with a coffee cup in his hand.
The Marine Corps’ officer candidates manual, which calls the salute “the most important of all military courtesies,” explains:
“In general, do not salute when… carrying articles with both hands or being otherwise so occupied as to make saluting impractical.”
Obama was certainly not so occupied that he was unable to offer the Marine a proper salute. He could have easily switched his coffee cup to the other hand. This just shows the utter disrespect our Commander In Chief has for our own military. So sad.