Remember that time Republicans lost their sh*t because former President Barack Obama wore a tan suit? Well, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wore a tan suit in the Oval Office with Donald Trump and got burned for his hypocrisy.
Back in 2014, Obama wore a tan suit to talk to the press about ISIS being in Syria. But rather than focus on the substance of Obama’s important remarks, Fox News and Republican lawmakers zeroed in on the tan suit and threw a collective hissy fit over it. To this day, it remains one of the most ridiculous “scandals” conservatives have ever drummed up.
After all, even Republican presidents have worn tan suits. And Mitch McConnell wore one in the Oval Office on Monday for everyone to see.
The sight of McConnell wearing a tan suit years after Republicans threw a tantrum over Obama wearing one — even going so far as to call Obama a “wimp” and a “Marxist” for doing so — resulted in quite a backlash on social media.
mitch mcconnell in a tan suit, which i was once told is the worst thing a politician can do pic.twitter.com/2syWkufzsr
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) July 20, 2020
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Mitch McConnell in a tan suit? The year of controversy continues. pic.twitter.com/bxnmnOxHYU
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 20, 2020
6 years ago Republicans became outraged because Barack Obama wore a tan suit. Today this is Mitch McConnell. Not a single word of condemnation from Republicans. pic.twitter.com/7SaEVet3tp
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) July 20, 2020
My President Barack Obama wore a tan suit and wore it WELL
Mitch McConnell is just a racist fucking bigot pic.twitter.com/9g4C71ZQ5U
— ABlackWomanWhoDontGiveAF*ck (@battletested5) July 20, 2020
That wouldn’t be a Tan Suit would it McConnell?pic.twitter.com/SVPuCku9YG
— Biden_Brigade (@biden_brigade) July 20, 2020
So, Moscow Mitch McConnell is wearing a tan suit in the oval office today, badly I might add.
I remember him wanting President Obama impeached for looking great in a tan suit.
Oh silly me, it was just racism, not the tan suit.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) July 20, 2020
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell is wearing a tan suit today.
When Barack Obama wore a tan suit, Fox News ran multiple segments on how this was a national catastrophe.
When Donald Trump presided over 140 thousand people dying, Fox News said, “…but the flu!” pic.twitter.com/HfbUOd3DMY
— JRehling (@JRehling) July 20, 2020
— Miss Adorable (@ImMissAdorable) July 20, 2020
— Michael Damsky (@michaeldamsky) July 20, 2020
— Unapologetic White guy (@FromReports) July 20, 2020
Of course, Republicans and Fox News are remarkably silent about McConnell’s tan suit. I wonder what the difference between McConnell and Obama is that determines how they react? Surely there’s a white answer.
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