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President Obama’s ‘latte salute’ debated on social media

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Posted at 10:15 AM, Sep 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-24 10:15:07-04

NEW YORK — Fans of President Barack Obama have shrugged it off as no big deal, but critics called the president’s exit off Marine One Tuesday a disrespectful act.

In an Instagram video, posted on the official White House account, the president offered a salute to awaiting Marines with a cup of coffee in his hand.

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President Obama just landed in New York for #UNGA2014. Watch him speak at 12:50pm ET on his plan to #ActOnClimate: http://wh.gov/climate-change

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The move, dubbed the #LatteSalute on social media, was the subject of hot debate on Twitter.