President Obama was to be on his best behavior at the  70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy today. He almost passed muster, but was that a big wad of gum in his mouth during the solemn ceremony? Twitter seemed to think so.

Judge for yourself (via Weasel Zippers):


This time the president managed to offend the French as well.


  • waltermitty2012

    Gum or Nicorette?

    • DaMello ®

      He’s regurgitating talking points.

      • carmenta

        choking on his lies

        • mdtljt

          …from your keyboard to God’s ear….

    • kpm

      Garlic Gum he was meeting Putin soon after…

      • TugboatPhil

        Well, where he kisses Putin, fresh breath doesn’t really matter.

        • kpm


        • Leende


        • rssllue

          Poor Obama; the butt of another joke. 😉

        • Summerwarmth

          Best joke of the night :)

        • JD Son

          Uh..umm…err..are you sure he is “kissing” him there?

        • 277Volt

          Maybe he already kissed him there and is trying to get the taste out of his mouth.

          • Six Cents

            He’s used to ‘that’ taste in his mouth. He has been kissing leaders’ azzez since he took office.

    • ICOYAR


      Too much to spew all of it out, so he chews it in the meantime.

    • DebsFriends

      Does it matter whether it is gum or Nicorette? Just asking. In either case it is disrespectful.

      • Angie

        No it doesn’t matter. Chewing nicorette at the ceremony is just as classless & disrespectful as chewing bubble gum.

    • Jon

      Could be Obama simply thinks the ‘D’ in ‘D-Day’ stands for ‘Dentyne’

      • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

        He has to take good care of those big-ass ultra-white shiny veneers that barely fit in his mouth. Those go for what, about $1k per tooth?

      • JD Son

        Or in his case, “douche” bag day.

    • Gothguy

      Doesn’t matter.

  • sambar2

    I think his disdain for the military runs so deep, he does disrespectful stuff like this without even thinking about it.

    • Agent_Zeero

      Oh, he thinks about it.

    • Suzyqpie

      I suggest that the disdain is simply for America. What is intuitive for those of us who were raised by Americans, seeped in our values, the foundational principles, the issues of character, escape Pres 0bama. Pres 0bama is just somehow very different than us, US.

    • BunnyKnows714

      He is a jacka$$. Why is everyone so surprised?

  • FLirishPM59

    he left his pack of Newports on Air Force One…

    • Dirty Dutch

      Homey don’t like Newports. Homey likes Kools.

    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      Virginia Slims, Hon.

  • WookieeCon

    His mouth has to be moving all the time. I would rather have him chewing gum than talking.

  • Steve__Jacobson

    Those people expected “class” from Obama? LOL.

    • ceemack

      He’s as classy as he is competent.

    • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I don’t think anybody with more than 17 active brain cells expects class from Der Schwarze Fuhrer. But he finally did something that may prove he’s a real American instead of a Kenyan Muslim Interloper.

      He pissed off the French!

      I mean, that’s GOT to count for something. Right?

      • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

        They polled the French people, and 100% of respondents said if Obowtome were to lead an invasion of the country like Germany did at the beginning of WWII, when they stopped laughing, they said they would have never have surrendered.

        • Dd1055

          They would not have had a chance to surrender, he would have beaten them to it.

  • Pendog

    My old math teacher woulda made him swallow it.

    • ICOYAR

      Do one better. Force him to put it in a box, and for him to take some chewed gum and eat it instead.

  • JeffWRidge

    He’s got that look on his face that I get when someone turns on a chick flick – as in, when is this going to be over so I can do something else. I don’t believe that he wanted to be there.

    As for the chewing, maybe he was giving Michelle a break and chewing her cud for her.

    • Pendog

      I was gonna say somethin evil about cows and two stomachs but it sounded like bellyaching.

    • Josephine

      He totally looks bored and like he’d rather be anywhere else. He is just so d$mn disrespectful and hideous. OMG, my Grandfathers (both served in WWII) must be spinning in their graves!!!!

  • TugboatPhil

    It’s not gum. It’s earwax from Congresscritter Joe Garcia.

    • SisterMary

      May I just say, “EWWWWWW, GROSS!”

      • TugboatPhil

        Yes. You may.

    • DG

      That crosses a line……………….into the Snark Hall of Fame! HAH!

      • TugboatPhil

        “I’m not worthy!”

  • DaMello ®

    Chewing on all 16 pieces of a choom bar.

  • DG

    Disrespect is all this man knows. And I’m more than happy to supply him with as much of it as I can muster in a single life time.

  • SisterMary

    Sigh. One either knows how to act or one doesn’t. I shall probably be accused of “classism” now.

    • TugboatPhil

      I’m sure it’s his white half doing that. Just as he said about his grandmother, “typical white person.”

    • LegalizeShemp

      You just can’t stand to see a black man chewing gum in a confident fashion.

      • SisterMary

        That’s it! I was wondering what was bothering me so much about the whole thing.

  • LegalizeShemp

    It’s not gum, he’s splitting a Colorado Charleston Chew with Maureen Dowdy.

  • Kawfy

    You can put lipstick on a pig but in the end…’s still a pig

  • LegalizeShemp

    He’s ticked off because he had to cancel golf with Charles Barkley to attend this dang D-Day stuff.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Thanks Obama, for putting the “ass” back in “classless”.

    • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

      I realize there’s no “hole” in “classless”, but in this case, there should be.

  • muckraker

    The president needs a crash coarse with Henry Higgins

  • BoscoBolt

    Well, they certainly didn’t teach obama any manners at that madrasa in Indonesia.

    • TugboatPhil

      However, he got As in dog eating.

      • tops116 ✓Quipper

        And now we know what flavor of gum Obama was using.

        • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Dubble Beagle?
          Big Red Setter?

  • Thurston S

    Can’t we all just be grateful that he didn’t take a selfie? I mean really people.

    • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

      The organizers wouldn’t let him sit near a hot looking world leader, because they were afraid he would have.

  • DG

    As kids, my brother and I and our cousins were taught ‘some’ etiquette about chewing gum. Never smack you gum. Never chew it next to someone’s ear.

    And, never, ever chew gum at certain events like weddings, funerals, dinner parties, solemn occasions and cheerful ceremonies and other events where cameras will be on full display.

    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      At the very least, tuck it into your cheek and only roll it around when your mouth gets dry.

      • DG

        My parents would say “spit it out!!!!!” But, good point.

        • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

          I have dry mouth. I’ve been known to keep gum in my cheek while playing flute in a concert band. Just a little bit of a piece of fruity gum can help.

          • DG

            Dry mouth wasn’t a thing until recently. (thank you drug commercial companies pushing your drugs)

            No offense to you, Ms. Eunice. I adore you. I truly do.

            However, there are a number of ‘afflictions’ affecting people today that never existed before some pharmaceutical companies started with their commercials and pandering.

            There are some thing I’m just not buying into. Like Restless Leg Syndrome. Gimme a break.

            Lots more studies and lots of more research needs to be conducted here.

          • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

            I didn’t mean the horrifying syndrome they keep advertising. I just always have to have something to drink, and my mouth turns to cotton during performances. IF that’s an issue, find a discreet way to deal with it.
            I might have expected him to have one of his acolytes squirt Perrier water in his mouth to keep him hydrated.

            It does seem like they are advertising afflictions on tv these days. Eons ago when I took marketing classes, they said that you find a need and then try to fill it with a product. Either I heard that wrong or the rules have changed because now they manufacture some ridiculous need no one knew they had and then try to fill it. What would we do without products like pro-biotic yogurt, the ear wax vac, $12/bottle mouthwash?

  • bkeyser
    • ICOYAR

      Why did you insult the cow by claiming that it is related to Oballah?

      • bkeyser

        That was a cow? Oh. I thought it was a speech about school lunches.


        • ICOYAR

          It took a long time, but I first thought that was Moochelle Obummer too. But the cow is far too beautiful.

    • Leende

      Will you please quit posting selfies of Mooch

    • Tom Armstrong

      A video of a Holstein would have been more racially sensitive.

  • Chevypowered

    I read a couple of TWITter users commenting like what Obama has done was typical “American attribute.” Sorry but no. What this pig has done was all him and they need to remember that.

  • Corey Dennison

    This seems a little too freaky to be real. Are we sure this hasn’t been faked at all? I mean, come on, even Obama can’t be this dense, can he?

    • DG

      He really was chewing gum during the event. He needs no help from anyone in making himself look like an enormous douchebag.

      • Corey Dennison

        At first it seemed like a manipulated photo, but after checking the attached story, which has a different, longer clip, sadly it’s true.

        This guy sucks; the irony is, the euro-morons thought Obama would be such an improvement over Bush.

        Buncha morons. they and Obama deserve each other.

    • SisterMary

      Is this a rhetorical question?

  • Jens Johnson

    He didn’t want to be there, so like a petulant child he sat there chomping on a wad of gum. Inside Obama’s head…”Dude; this was like 70 years ago”.

    • DG

      Also inside his head, he is trying to figure out how to make today about him.

  • mrspinky85

    Who knew he do something to make this day about him?

    • Corey Dennison

      /raises hand

  • Andy Rigo ✓ᵗᵉʳʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Obama takes the “cl” out of “class.”

  • Kawfy

    on a day to commemorate sacrifice….this guy couldn’t sacrifice a piece of double mint…..says something doesn’t it?

  • nc ✓s & balances

    When you can mug it up for selfies at Mandela’s funeral, is this really such leap?

  • John Howard

    Well, no selfies this time.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    Media excuse and cries of RACISTS in 3…..2……1…..

  • pookadog

    Chewing gum,arms crossed,look on his face,body language pretty much says everything,don’t you think???

    • Corey Dennison

      That’s a good point. His body language was pretty piss-poor.

      Crossed arms show everyone that he’d rather not be there.

  • The Masked Avatar

    Nicotine gum.

    • DebsFriends

      Doesn’t matter, you don’t do it.

  • brwaldbaum

    Cow-boy diplomacy.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Well, this is the least offensive thing he’s done in the last week, but that just brings to mind my line about stepping on a clean nail being better than stepping on a rusty nail.

    • Acethepug

      Sharp stick in the eye versus sharp stick in the crotch. Not exactly a great pair of choices 😛

      Yeah, with Barack Obama, even the least offensive things are still fairly offensive.

      You could say he puts the ass in classless

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    That’s a face that says, “Can’t believe my speechwriter made me cut that line about Bergdahl being a greater hero than every veteran here. That hack is so getting audited when I get home.”

  • thedumbblonde

    Every southern girl knows not to chew gum on the street. It’s one of the first things your grandmother teaches you…along with clean underwear and no dirty dishes in a sink.

    • LegalizeShemp

      Those last two are tough Grandma !

  • Jay Stevens

    Just goes to show that you cannot take some people anywhere.

    Plus, he had to do something to occupy himself. After all, Michelle probably took his smartphone so he couldn’t do a selfie with anyone.

  • socalcon

    I heard on the radio that he was in attendance. Tried to figure out why and if this were the first D-Day commemoration he’d been to.
    Got the answer as to ‘why’ – so he could give the ‘salute and shut up’ attitude to those dead heroes.

  • Jack Deth

    How very “Ghetto”.

    • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Please don’t dis the Ghetto. Ghetto would have been ganja.

    • Maryland_Malcontent

      Unfortunately in the ghetto I’m told that this would be “ratchet”, as opposed to “busted/triflin’/basic”

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    The question foremost in some people’s minds should be, “But what ELSE was he attempting to do at the same time, and was he successful?” and try to pitch it as a positive, i.e., all his staffers and all the MSM shills.

    Remember, these were the same people who believed Dubya couldn’t walk and chew gum at the same time, so fair’s fair…

  • LinTaylor ✓vitrified

    I’m sure some leftist wag is going to come in and whine “If Dubya had done it you people would be singing his praises!” Two things:

    1) It’s disrespectful regardless of WHO does it, and
    2) Unlike President Perfect, George Bush would KNOW that it’s disrespectful and not do it in the first place.

  • Perso Nasplit
    • Maryland_Malcontent

      Is this a racial stereotype that I missed out on?

  • Douglas J. Bender

    Anyone else remember the recent Democratic slogan/poster for Obama, “Like a Boss”? That gif or video of him chewing gum so intently makes me think a more accurate slogan for him might be, “Like a Gerbil”.

    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      “Like a trashy cocktail waitress”

  • $9844146

    Memorial service, did Moochelle make him change seats again?

  • Elizabeth


  • Slappy the Squirrel

    What’s next? Scratching his nether zones in public?

    • SisterMary

      It’s just about on the same level, so who knows?

  • cathymv

    I take it he wasn’t walking at the same time?

    • SisterMary

      That would be pushing it talent-wise…

  • bunnehbooboo

    Dude, this is so cutting into my tee time…

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    Obama’s thinking, “Man, I would much rather be celebrating with my 5 Taliban friends I freed.”

  • rssllue

    And the MSM passed out from shock! Or maybe they got a bit of his super-spittle on them and that caused them to faint.

    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      The MSM probably just about choked on their own bubblegum wondering if they were chewing the same brand as O.
      “I found out Obama chewed Hubba Bubba Strawberry, so I started chewing Hubba Bubba Strawberry!”

  • BoydCrowder22

    do you xxxxx people ever have a thought in your head ..that is relevant….or do you people just sit there, and blow negative nonsense out of your xxxxxxx 24/7 ?

    You can’t make this xxx up….

    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      Minimum wage checkout people and waitstaff at restaurants know it’s uncouth to have gum in your mouth when you’re on the job and working with people.
      You’d think the President of the %#*^%# United States would know common manners. Did he sleep through that day of charm school? Did someone forget to give him that memo? I suppose we should find out if anyone’s ever told him that it’s uncouth to pick your nose, play games on your phone or play pocket pool during an official event where you’re representing the country you lead.
      Clearly whatever culture he came from doesn’t have much of an emphasis on decorum or common courtesy. Well, he’s been here for a good long time and it’s time for him to adapt.

    • Corey Dennison

      Aww…someone’s upset that their president boyfriend is being made fun of.

      Here’s a hint: If Barry would show a little class, we wouldn’t make fun of him. he’s supposed to be representing us at a solemn international remembrance, and he makes giant douchebag out of himself by acting like a bored teenie-bopper.

      Oh, and xxxx off.

    • Juanita Garnto

      No one made anything up. Your messiah is showing his classless self to the world. He didn’t need anyone’s help to show he’s really a dirtbag. This is just another slap in the face to veterans. He has no respect at all.

      Does everyone in your family sit and chew gum at a funeral service?

      Do you or did you chew gum in church without getting a wallop from your parents or grandparents?

    • KBS2011

      The critique of obama’s gum chewing is very relevant. No matter where they are, or what they are doing, leaders set example as the world watches. The example obama portrays is not worthy of our great country. And, if we do not object, we deserve nothing more.

  • WilliamBedloe

    It could have been worse…he could have shown up dressed in golf attire and left early because he “had a tee time”

  • stuckinIL4now

    “…you can’t take America out of the man”? You mean, you can’t take the juvenile out of the man-child.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    That’s not gum, he’s chewing his cud.

  • Yeah Buddy

    Bless his heart, Putin was there and Obama was a nervous wreck.
    He had to chew gum… smoking crack was obviously not an option!

  • Right4 Rebel

    Good grief, could his ears be any larger?

  • AT

    All he needs is a ball cap and to be playing Angry Birds on his cell.

  • ThisnThatNH

    Like, DUDE, I can’t take any more selfies, so what am I to do with myself? This whole ceremony business is so boring.

    And damn! Why aren’t there any spittoons around??

  • SophieRo3

    Obama violated ‘The Obama Doctrine’: Don’t. Do. Stupid. Sh*t.

  • Victoria Richardson

    You never chew gum at a ceremony like this. Everyone was raised to not do things like this.

  • Ice Cold Troll

    And he looks SO into the whole thing too. Is the next sequence him looking at his watch?

  • redbirddeb

    First he embarrasses us by taking “selfies” at international memorial services. Now he chews gum while supposedly “honoring” veterans overseas. Such class. Who out there still considers this pedestrian behavior “elite”? Pffft. Nice example to set there, Barrie-boi.

  • notenoughtime

    Just when you think we cannot sink any lower, Pres. O delivers. Undignified for the occasion and for our commander in chief.

  • BrainChildOfGod

    Remember when France, et. al., were all so desperate to see Bush gone? #BeCarefulWhatYaWishFor

    • PeriMedic

      Did Bush ever make a disrespectful faux pas? I don’t think so. I think if he ever broke from protocol it was to be empathetic or kind.

  • chrissy

    That wasn’t gum……….it was cud.

    • Ms Anonymous

      If only it had been Michelle….

  • globalcrap

    A socialist liberal a$$ ,who has no class.

  • Man Who Might Be Named

    You can’t spell “Classy” without “Ass”!

  • NotBuyingItEvenForADollar

    Selfies? Gum chewing? What he needs is adult supervision.

    • PeriMedic

      I spent 11 years as an 8th grade teacher, and I seriously believe most, if not all of my students (and there were some doofuses in the group) would know not to behave in these manners at memorial services.

      • NotBuyingItEvenForADollar

        Yes, but did he bring a piece for everyone?

  • MackDAD

    I tell you what, Obama came to kick ass and to chew bubble gum. And well, he doesn’t kick ass.

    • Thomas Darkvane

      “Obama came to kick ass and chew bubble gum. Plus throw 5lb weights at you.” There fixed it for you.

      • MackDAD

        5 pound weights while sitting down.

  • Bella Pelosi

    Sad part is, I don’t think anyone is truly shocked anymore at what Obama does.

  • “Rev Jim Jones”

    Certainly not the worse thing he’s done in the last day by a country mile but is a physical confirmation what most think about him as a qualified Commander in Chief and leader of the free world.

  • JD Son

    Maybe the gum is to cleanse the pallet after a doggy dinner.

  • Dan13

    C’mon, be honest. That video is looped…

    • “Rev Jim Jones”

      Well his propensity to failure is certainly looping.

      • Dan13

        That’s my point. We really don’t have to manufacture failures when he give them so freely anyway.

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    Will this video be in his pResidential Liebrary for all of his worshippers?

  • Follow @yeeyovinci

    What do goats do?

  • Dean Bruckner

    At least he wasn’t doing the middle finger again, I think.

  • Zorro

    More proof Chicago thugs are just flat out uncouth. Truly, he is the least of all our presidents. Graceless, classless, vindictive, in some cases brainless.

  • Lisa Dean

    Didn’t he do the same thing at Mandella’s funeral? What difference does it make? /sarc

  • Dimart45

    It was a long day with no place to hide. He was chewing Nicorette because he couldn’t grab a smoke. Still lying…

    • Nyota Uhura

      They do make patches …

      • Dimart45

        Mr. Obama has always been of the belief that you just do the same thing over and over no matter the outcome…

  • Don Bailey

    Chill out folks. He was simply trying to mask the smell of Putin’s d!ck following that quick 15 min meeting before the ceremonies.

  • Frogmouth

    Hard to be sure from the short duration in the gif, but the chick in the yellow Jackie O ensemble also appears to be working a cud.

    Maybe it’s like the Martians in Mars Attacks! and they have to chew that gum to survive Earth atmo.

  • Conserv_58

    Classless jerk!

    DAYUM! That microphone in his left ear looks like a Smart Car stuck in an oversized satellite dish.

    • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

      I wonder if he was listening to Bouncie’s latest hit or some Lady GaGa.

  • Dd1055

    At least the National-Embarrassment-In-Chief didn’t ask the Queen to pose for a selfie with him. I think…

    • PeriMedic

      Yes, let’s not forget this is the guy whose gift to the Queen was an iPod with all his speeches. Gauche, narcissistic, and embarassing.

  • s1974x

    America this is what you voted for: an America-hating, productivity-killing, moocher-loving communist, but that doesn’t matter because HE’S COOL! From big ways to small ways he will always find some way to both insult this country and draw attention to himself. Again, this is what you voted for America, and 2012 proved you didn’t learn a damn thing from his first 4 years in office other than he is really really, like, COOL and stuff! I’m sure the media will either ignore or spin this to make him the victim, Obama will probably announce he didn’t know anything about it until he saw it on the news, and the gullible American public will swallow it up and then head off to watch Dancing with the Bachelor because we have become a shallow and ignorant people too consumed with being cool.

  • hrwolfe

    I hate to take this guys side on anything but I have to ask since when has manners meant anything in modern American society? I am an old school Biker and I’ve been appalled for years at public behavior. Yes I was schooled to get rid of the cud but they seemed to stop all sorts of civil behavior do to “Free Speech” or you can not judge people. Well now the POTUS is just showing his modern chops. This is the society the 60’s gave us, we either need to take corrective action or live with it. Cause and effect.

    • Corey Dennison

      He’s the President. he’s not supposed to be an average schmoe…and he’s also supposed to be representing us.

      Just because some people have shitty manners, doesn’t mean all Americans do. The fact that so many are disgusted by his boorish behavior shows just that.

  • rogleecam

    Obama honors with his lips; but in his heart he harbors daggers and spears.

  • PeriMedic

    So France is offended and French and British Twitter is aflutter? You know what…screw them. They were so happy when we showed we weren’t a bunch of classless, racist hillbillies when we elected a “Black” man as president to replace the “Cowboy” George Bush. Now this “great, intellectual” has shown disrespect to them, made them all much less safe, and failed to end what the “Warmonger and Criminal” Bush started. Obama has epitomized the ugly American more than 10 George Bushes ever would. So it bears repeating: screw them.

  • PeriMedic

    Watch this ceremony, and then watch Reagan speak at the 50th.

    This is what you voted for America. Twice. I’m so proud.

  • lsdomd

    Anyone really surprised. Was he raised in a barn?

  • Ann_NV

    Not only does he have no brains, he has no manners!

  • Michelle ✓classified

    I need this man off my planet.

  • FlaVet

    Gummy Bear Mary Jane candies, perhaps?

  • rwendling70

    You can take the man out of the slums (he was organizing) but, you can’t take the slums out of the man. He acts like the nouveau riche he has become. Can I call him black-trash? What a lying POS we have in our White House!

  • AZWarrior

    I suppose we should count ourselves lucky he took off his ‘cans’ (Beats by Dr Dre).

  • Conservative Pitbull

    This is the result of a mother who slept around with communists and a father who abandoned him. He has no idea how to act. Sad really.

  • Joseph C. Krywalski

    NO Class from TRASH!!

  • ManaMoffa

    Wake Up France and other Europeans, Obama hates you just as much as he hates America

  • RSnyder

    But for the gum chewing he looks pretty presidential.

  • Snellville bob

    Back in the White House he has a truck tire to chew on.

  • lyone

    It was bubblegum!!!

  • Dec La’Ration

    Unless an unwavering commitment to liberty is reinvigorated, democratic processes are at risk of being hijacked by a combination of those under the spells of collectivist illusions and those bribed by the spoils of plunder.

  • bicentennialguy

    What does anyone expect out of someone whose mother was a wh0re and whose father spent his days scattering [email protected]@rd babies to the four corners of the world?

    Trash cannot compete with class.