Obama Umbrella Marines: President Shielded From Rain by Marines (+Photos)


President Barack Obama speaks under an umbrella held by a Marine as a light rain falls during a news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Thursday, May 16, 2013, in the Rose Garden of the White House. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Barack Obama speaks under an umbrella held by a Marine as a light rain falls during a news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Thursday, May 16, 2013, in the Rose Garden of the White House. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Barack Obama, center, accompanied by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, checks for rain during their joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama, center, accompanied by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, checks for rain during their joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama, center, watches a Marine remove the umbrella after it stopped raining during his joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Thursday, May 16, 2013, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama, center, watches a Marine remove the umbrella after it stopped raining during his joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Thursday, May 16, 2013, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama umbrella Marines: During a press conference with the Turkish Prime Minister on May 16, President Barack Obama was shielded from the rain by marines holding umbrellas.

Obama appeared distracted as rain started to fall on him and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and asked for a pair of Marines to come hold umbrellas for him and his guest.

Obama joked that he had a change of suits but wasn’t so sure about the prime minister.

Obama and Erdogan covered a range of topics, including the civil war in Syria and the ongoing IRS scandal.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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  • labman57

    Having military personnel hold the umbrella for the President is hardly unprecedented, yet somehow it’s different when Obama does (fill in the blank) … and the rationale is a matter of some complexion.

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