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Obama's Tan Suit Steals the Spotlight at Press Conference

President Obama's sartorial choice upstaged his statements at a Thursday press conference.
Image: U.S. President Obama delivers a statement ahead of national security council meeting at the White House in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement from the White House Press Briefing Room ahead of a meeting with his national security council in Washington, August 28, 2014. LARRY DOWNING / Reuters

President Barack Obama held a press conference Thursday where he discussed important world issues, such as U.S. strategy for dealing with ISIS and growing tensions in Ukraine. But it was the president's outfit — not his words — that captured the attention of many viewers.

As soon as the president stepped up to the podium sporting a tan suit, jokes began to fly on Twitter.

But there was at least one person who approved of Obama's look. Michigan Democrat Rep. John Dingell, the longest serving member of Congress, apparently shares the president's sartorial taste.

--Jillian Sederholm