WATCH: President Obama gives ‘Latte Salute’ while getting off Marine One

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NEW YORK — President Barack Obama is taking some heat for how he saluted Marines on Tuesday.

Obama walked off Marine One and saluted Marines with a cup of coffee in his hand as he was on his way back from a United Nations event on climate change and an address on airstrikes in Syria.

The White House posted the video on its Instagram account. News organizations such as ABC News reported the salute has been dubbed the “Latte Salute” and “Semper Latte” by the Washington Times.

Some Instagram users found the salute “un-presidential” and another wrote, “Hopefully it was just a slip by this President.”

Others say it’s nitpicking.

“People are dying from disease, abuse or even hunger,” another wrote. “Priorities.”




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