President Barack Obama violated a longstanding “unspoken rule” of presidential conduct on Monday when he wore a hat gifted to him during the White House’s 2016 Tribal Nations Conference.
In several well-circulated photos of Obama from Monday’s conference, the president is seen adorned in a tribal hat and blanket. According to Time, the items were a gift to Obama from several Native American leaders.
“What an amazing honor, and what a kind gesture for the honor song and the blanket and the hat,” Obama said after receiving the gifts, Time reported. “I have to say I’m also very glad that you also have a blanket for Michelle so she doesn’t steal mine. She would, too. I’m just saying.”