White House finally addresses Obama’s tan suit controversy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (PIX11) - The White House is finally addressing President Obama's highly-controversial press briefing Thursday -- a media event that spiraled into Bengazi-esque levels of Internet debate because of his decision to wear a tan suit.

"Before we get started, just for the sake of efficiency I know that there's at least one aspect of the president's news conference yesterday that attracted some attention," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Friday.  "So I thought I would just go over one aspect of that argument -- and it's exactly this, the president stands squarely behind the decision that he made yesterday to wear his summer suit at yesterday's news conference."

White House press secretary Josh Earnest started off the press briefing by tackling the Twitter controversy inadvertently raised by President Obama Thursday -- his tan suit.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest started off the press briefing by tackling the Twitter controversy inadvertently raised by President Obama Thursday -- his tan suit.

Earnest broke into a smile as the assembled media let out a laugh -- although surely a possible tan suit question had already been jotted down in many a notebook.

"It's the Thursday before Labor Day, he feels pretty good about it," Earnest added.

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