Barack Obama Islamic State Press Conference 2014 Tan Suit Tweets

August 29, 2014: Of all the things to talk about in the world.

President Barack Obama held an extremely important White House news conference this week before a bunch of national security advisers about how to proceed against Islamic State militants in the Middle East.

However, it wasn’t his statements on foreign policy that made news.

It was, as it turns out, the president’s sartorial choice that afternoon which stole the spotlight and grabbed the most headlines.

Donned in a crisp summer tan suit, while Obama discussed U.S. strategy in Iraq – where ISIS is increasingly expanding its self-declared caliphate – this is what Twitter was talking about:

Someone even made a parody Twitter account named Obama's Tan Suit (@BarackTanSuit).

More than 4,000 tweets were posted about Obama's suit during the press conference, according to social search and analytics company Topsy.

Obama has previously stated that he does not pay attention to fashion because he has much more important things to do. He has also said that he wears "only gray or blue suits."

"You'll see I wear only grey or blue suits," he told Michael Lewis in a Vanity Fair piece two years ago. 

"I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don't want to make decisions about what I'm eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make."

Although there were a lot of interesting reactions on Twitter, the best Obama Tan Suit tweet award goes to Congress's elder statesmen John Dingell.

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