Katie LaPotin, Red Alert Politics, June 25, 2013
For the second time in as many weeks, heat and humidity forced President Obama to succumb to shedding his blazer during an outdoor address. This time, however, the president encouraged the audience to participate in the fun.
With the temperature reaching the mid-90s in Washington, D.C. by the time Obama stood in front of the podium at Georgetown University Tuesday afternoon to – ironically – make a speech on climate change, the president decided that no one should have to risk getting heat stroke just to look professional.
“My first announcement today is that you should all take off your jackets,” Obama said as he opened his speech.
“I’m going to do the same,” he added before a round of cackling.
Then, channeling the 90s band Right Said Fred, the president deadpanned “It’s not that sexy.”
Naturally, the crowd burst in laughter before the president could continue with his speech.