It’s no secret that the most shocking political scandal in all of American history is that of the infamous Tan Suit. At least one might have thought so if you followed right-wing media at the time. President Obama’s decision to wear a tan suit in the Oval Office famously shocked and horrified conservatives, who argued that it wasn’t professional enough for a president to wear even though tan suits had been worn by at least six other presidents before him.
But those presidents were white and therefore deserved to not have their every move dragged through the mud, no matter how stupid or pedestrian it was.
That ridiculous reaction was so over the top it became a meme unto itself in the Trump era, whose administration has been characterized by an endless series of appalling political scandals that involve the deaths of thousands of Americans and the most outrageous corruption our nation has ever witnessed — but is met with stony silence from his Republican enablers.
That meme roared back into the national consciousness today when Mitch McConnell wore a tan suit in the Oval Office, prompting widespread mockery and derision on social media.
Here’s a selection of the best posts:
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) July 20, 2020
Today Mitch McConnell wore a tan suit in the Oval Office, which is nothing like the time Barack Obama wore a tan suit, the worst scandal in presidential history. pic.twitter.com/eRiQafhfv1
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 20, 2020
I think I remember when the GOP & Fox News lost their shit over Obama wearing a tan suit. Oh, and using Dijon mustard. Oh, and putting his feet on the desk. Hmmm, I wonder why they praise a total degenerate like Trump now.
— Republican Swine (@RepublicanSwine) July 20, 2020
— RonKaniuk – https://joebiden.com (@RonKaniuk) July 20, 2020
— McDeere (@McDeereUSA) July 20, 2020
This is a fucking fashion abomination! BLACK socks? BROWN shoes?
Where are the Fashion Police? Arrest that man! https://t.co/A2kUr97tvT
— Gιɳɠҽɾ (@Ginger624) July 20, 2020