Obama takes heat over salute to troops with coffee in his hand

Posted at 6:31 PM, Sep 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-23 21:57:24-04

President Barack Obama got in a little bit of hot water over a cup of coffee.

The White House Instagram showed a video of Obama exiting Marine One, the presidential helicopter. Obama offered a salute with a cup of coffee still in his right hand as he passed by a Marine standing guard.

Some people tweeted the "Starbucks salute" was a sign of disrespect for the Marines.

Other people said the matter was trivial.

See the video for yourself.