President Obama is being knocked by local press for chewing gum today at the Republic Day parade in India.It's even worse than it sounds:
"In an ungainly sight, cameras caught US President Brack Obama chewing gum during the Republic Day parade on Monday. In the picture captured by cameras and posted on Twitter by some users, Obama was spotted removing his chewing gum while PM Modi was seen trying to explain something to the US president," reports the Times of India.
India's prime minister is talking to him. Barry is playing with his gum.
It's not the first time, of course. In June, at D-Day commemoration ceremonies in France, he angered his French hosts (not to mention the British) by chomping gum throughout and managing to get himself filmed doing so while applauding Queen Elizabeth's arrival. And in November, the Chinese, used to very formal appearances by leadership, were aghast to see Barry get out of his limousine, chewing away like a waterfront hooker. Oddly enough, USA Today described the incident accurately and described it like this: "Obama emerged from his car chewing gum; he's a well-known user of Nicorette, the smoking-cessation gum."
Haven't we been told for six years that Barry quit sucking on butts his first year in office? And that he quit smoking at the same time? I guess we can file that with a bazillion other statements by Barry that are "no longer operative."