Fighting the temptation to shove that umbrella up the Magic Negro's azz would be something that only a well trained Marine could do.There are usually four Marines detailed to the White House at any given time. They volunteer for what is considered the exclusive duty. Their main duty is to act as (mostly ceremonial) guards outside the West Wing lobby, where they open and close the door for White House officials.
They work in 30-minute shifts for as long as the president is working in the West Wing, finishing when he retires to his private quarters. They are familiar sight to people who visit the White House and visible to tourists outside the gates on the Pennsylvania Avenue.
They aim to be solemn an unflinching. Colleagues lauded a Marine who didnt react when a Christmas tree feel next to him in 2006 as example for successors.
The Marines work while the President is at work in the West Wing, and finish he retires to his private quarters.
Attending events like Obamas Rose Garden presser with Erdogan Thursday is another part of the Marines duties.
(The President is the Commander in Chief and, if he asked them to hold the umbrellas, then they do it. Period.)
For Honor. For Country.