President Obama’s latte salute causing a stir

NEW YORK CITY – President Obama’s so-called latte salute is causing quite a stir on social media.

The president stepped off Marine One Tuesday in New York City and returned a formal military salute with the hand he was using to carry his cup of coffee.

The White House Instagram account posted the salute that some critics are calling the not so formal salute.

President Obama isn’t the only president to have a saluting mishap. President George W. Bush once was captured saluting while holding his dog.

Presidents are not required to offer salutes since they are civilians. President Ronald Reagan is credited by many with beginning the tradition in 1981.

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