On the other hand, it still managed to turn into something all about him. See, he got chewing gum. Chomping gum, really. And the French were appalled. APPALLED I tell you. They lit up up Twitter with expressions of outrage.
Here are some examples:
Obama, didn't your mother ever teach you not to chew gum when you're on TV?
I find Obama much too happy for the occasion, and he's annoying me with his gum.
The "Obama beach;" say hello to America's "chewing gum" strategy for beating the Russians.Of course, these are translated. In the original French, they sound much more romantic.
Dude, when you're a socialist and you've lost the French...#SmartPower
I'm not sure if the person behind him is also chewing gum, accidentally caught at the moment of a chewing-like motion, or actively mocking him. I would like to think it's the mocking.
P.S. I'm just glad he wasn't all, "D-Day? Dude, that was like 70 years ago!"