President Obama Gives U.S. Marines a ‘Latte Salute’-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
This is a viral video on Instragram.com of President Obama returning the salute of U.S. Marines with a Styrofoam cup in his right hand.
The video is real, according to a September 23, 2014, article by ABC News.
The article said, “When President Obama stepped off Marine One at the Wall Street landing zone in New York City, en route the United Nations, he saluted two Marines at the bottom of the stairs as he held a coffee cup in the same hand.”
ABC also noted that although military protocol states that uniformed U.S. service members are to salute the commander in chief, a civilian president is not required to salute back. The return salute is believed to have become a White House tradition started in 1981 by Ronald Reagan.