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  • (soft marching music)

  • - President Obama is now being taken to task

  • for asking Marines to shield him

  • during a news conference rain shower.

  • - [News Anchor] He asked them to hold umbrellas

  • over his head,

  • (dramatic music) over his head, over his head.

  • - Check out the picture of the Marines holding the umbrella

  • for President Obama as it rains,

  • and the metaphor being, hey, they have him covered,

  • wouldn't it be nice if he had them covered

  • the way they have him covered?

  • - [News Anchor] He asked Marines for umbrellas.

  • - [News Anchor] The President called in a couple

  • of Marines for umbrella duty.

  • Many people complained, saying Marines have been

  • through too much training to have to hold an umbrella.

  • - [News Anchor] This shot of the President emerged,

  • President Obama hiding under an umbrella,

  • hit the airwaves yesterday.

  • Look at the marine standing so erect.

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  • - It was a symbolic moment today

  • when the Marines came out and put the umbrella.

  • They were protecting him.

  • Maybe in this case, he should have been protecting them.

  • - [News Anchor] Is there a more apt visual than this one,

  • the disembodied arm of a U.S. Marine holding an umbrella

  • over the head of our beleaguered Commander in Chief

  • for him in the middle of a rain storm?

  • - [News Anchor] The Marines aren't supposed to do that

  • because they can't properly salute!

  • - What is now being called Umbrella-Gate.

  • - [News Anchor] A blog, Hot Air,

  • is demanding justice for the Marines.

  • These guys aren't valets!

  • - I mean, I guess he coulda held it himself, right?

  • - I don't know.

  • - Yes, bring forth the umbrellas unto me.

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  • - An American flag pin is standard accessory

  • for just about every politician

  • and candidate in the country these days,

  • but not Barack Obama.

  • - [News Anchor] He stayed in Johnson County

  • to give a speech in Iowa City,

  • and he wasn't wearing an American flag pin?

  • Flag pin, flag pin? (dramatic music)

  • - [News Anchor] Presidential contender Barack Obama

  • won't wear an American flag lapel pin.

  • - [News Anchor] A reporter for ABC's Cedar Rapids

  • affiliate was the first to notice.

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  • - They asked him about the flag pin,

  • he didn't have really good answers.

  • - A no pin zone.

  • - [Reporter] You're taking the pin,

  • - You're taking the pin off! - The American flag off of you

  • and saying, "I'm not gonna wear it,"

  • almost in a little bit of a protest, I guess.

  • - I think he's disrespecting the American flag.

  • - He's got to apologize to the people, for example,

  • that are working the fields.

  • There were Marines who were in the Army.

  • - It matters something to our troops!

  • - [Sean] Why do we wear pins?

  • Because our country was under attack.

  • - Barack, put on the pin!

  • - They just hate the flag!

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  • - Well, President Obama and the First Lady

  • are taking their tradition of date night

  • on the road this weekend.

  • The First Couple are heading for New York.

  • - They went out to dinner,

  • and they went to see a Broadway show.

  • And they had a extravagant date night, date night,

  • date night, date night. (dramatic music)

  • - They took a small Gulfstream jet.

  • - [Reporter] They're also using Marine One,

  • which costs about 20,000 bucks an hour.

  • - Traffic is stopped, as you can see,

  • the show waited 45 minutes.

  • - They want to go to Broadway.

  • They want to go out to dinner.

  • They hold hands.

  • - [Reporter] So according to our calculator,

  • the cost is between 50 and $100,000.

  • - I'm just saying the taxpayer expense,

  • the flying a private jet here.

  • - [News Guest] She should have also acquiesced

  • to less extravagance during a time of war,

  • and during a time of an economic crisis.

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  • - It is inappropriate while a country is suffering

  • for him to spend 350 grand, you know,

  • to take a picture of the Statue of Liberty

  • when you can Photoshop it for 20 bucks.

  • As extravagantly with three planes, two helicopters.

  • - He maybe should have chosen a less extravagant

  • kind of a date night.

  • - Should the taxpayers pick up the bill?

  • - Barack Obama is a millionaire,

  • he can pay the tab himself.

  • Why shouldn't he?

  • - Think about the message that President Obama

  • and Mrs. Obama are giving to their two daughters,

  • that we'd be willing to disrupt

  • other people's lives around us.

  • - The emails are pouring in on this!

  • - The White House declined to say

  • how much the trip was costing taxpayers.

  • - Boy, we'd like to know, like that Air Force One flyover

  • for the photos.

  • We'd like to know.

  • - True that.

  • - The president of the United States bowing

  • to the king of Saudi Arabia?

  • - [News Anchor] Obama's controversial bow.

  • (dramatic music)

  • - This president bowed before the Saudi king.

  • - The bow or just bending over.

  • - The White House said that wasn't a bow,

  • but it sure looked like one.

  • - [News Anchor] Here it is.

  • He comes in, literally bows below his head

  • and below his shoulder!

  • (dramatic music)

  • - [News Guest] By bowing, he showed the world that,

  • "I am subservient, I do bow down to you as a Muslim king."

  • - That man loves to bow!

  • Look how low, I want for our audience

  • to go back, if we could re-rack that.

  • Watch how low, he is, it's below his shoulder!

  • - It sent a message that Islam is superior

  • to any other master or king or president in the world.

  • - I think it's best if American presidents

  • do what they have always done,

  • which is do not bow to monarchies.

  • - I think a White House which feels compelled

  • to lie about the most trivial thing is really pathetic.

  • (soft marching music)

  • - As you all know, President Obama is a real man

  • of the people and yesterday he dropped

  • by a popular Virginia restaurant

  • to grab a burger with his pal, Joe.

  • Now, take a look at him ordering his burger

  • with a very special condiment.

  • (dramatic music)

  • - Just your basic cheddar cheese burger,

  • medium-well, I just want mustard, no ketchup.

  • You got like, a spicy mustard or something like that?

  • Or a Dijon mustard, something like that?

  • Dijon mustard, something like that?

  • Dijon mustard, something like that?

  • (dramatic music)

  • - [Radio Host] The president and vice president

  • had hamburgers for lunch,

  • the president reportedly had Dijon mustard.

  • - [News Guest] Did you ask if they had any Dijon mustard?

  • - Who eats a cheeseburger with Dijon mustard?

  • (guest laughs) What is that?

  • (dramatic music)

  • - [Reporter] He doesn't like ketchup?

  • - [Laura] What kind of man orders a cheeseburger

  • without ketchup, but Dijon mustard?

  • - All right, I hope you enjoyed that fancy burger,

  • Mr. President.

  • (soft marching music)

  • - In the latest presidential video project,

  • well, it's getting a lot of attention,

  • but perhaps not in the way the White House intended.

  • - [Reporter] The president, joking around

  • with a selfie stick.

  • (dramatic music)

  • - [News Anchor] President Obama appeared

  • with a selfie stick.

  • Critics called it undignified.

  • - [Reporter] A lot of conservatives especially said

  • this is not presidential, this is beneath the presidency,

  • why is he doing this, he's demeaning the Office.

  • - [Lou] Quote, "A foolproof way

  • "to make yourself look like a self-absorbed assclown."

  • (dramatic music)

  • - You know, it's said that Ronald Reagan

  • wouldn't even take his jacket off

  • in the Oval Office, but now we have a Commander in Chief

  • that's doing jump shots and actually,

  • what is it, a stick selfie?

  • I mean, it's ridiculous!

  • - Tonight's question of the day,

  • what do you think of that selfie?

  • - Yeah, that's your president.

  • He's got a selfie stick.

  • - [News Anchor] One conservative Tweeted, quote,

  • "Remember when the office of the president had dignity?"

  • And another wrote, quote, "This definitely is a new low

  • "for our juvenile president."

  • - Here's the leader of the free world,

  • the guy we trust with the button for the nukes,

  • acting like a twelve year old.

  • - It is ridiculous, it is beneath the president

  • of the United States, but I think he thinks

  • he can do no wrong.

  • - It is not only not befitting,

  • but imagine what Reagan would have done in this situation.

  • - You saw that he deployed a selfie stick

  • in the White House.

  • That's befitting the office?

  • - I just don't have words for that clip!

  • - Are we seeing a changing of the guard?

  • Is the Office not gonna be as dignified as it used to be?

  • - Now the president is under fire again,

  • this time for his clothes.

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  • - [Reporter] Former George W. Bush chief of staff

  • Andrew Card says the Obama dress code is way too laid back.

  • - I wish that he would wear a suit, coat, and a tie.

  • (dramatic music)

  • - There was something about this picture

  • that really irritated the forces loyal

  • to the last president.

  • - [Reporter] It shows Obama in the Oval Office

  • not wearing a coat, but he is wearing a tie there.

  • - [News Anchor] The president in the Oval Office

  • without his jacket on.

  • - [News Anchor] Photographed without his jacket while

  • in the Oval Office, something that'll remind you

  • that Ronald Reagan never did.

  • - [Andrew] I'm disappointed to see the casual,

  • lassaiz faire, short sleeves, no shirt and tie,

  • no jacket kind of locker room experience

  • that seems to be taking place in this White House.

  • (crowd cheering)

  • (soft marching music)

  • - [News Anchor] Something that'll remind you

  • that Ronald Reagan never did.

  • - There's one more thing that has many Americans,

  • including myself, humiliated today.

  • Take a look at the photo comparison

  • of our Commander in Chief.

  • There he is juxtaposed with Vladimir Putin.

  • They have no respect for our president,

  • for his weakness.

  • (dramatic music)

  • - He wears a helmet when he rides a bike.

  • - The picture of him riding the bike

  • with a bike helmet while Putin's got his shirt off.

  • - Shirtless on the horse and all that

  • and Obama was riding a bike with a helmet on.

  • (dramatic music)

  • - The picture says a thousand words.