The Guardian’s Paul Lewis and India Knight of The Sunday Times were both baffled by the White House’s release of a photo of President Obama’s phone call with Vladimir Putin. Why release it? Because, he’s super serious you guys! See, he’s totally on the case, even if only his empty chair attended the national security meeting on Saturday.
But what did the White House neglect to mention?
White House says Obama on the phone to Putin for 90 minutes. Didn't tell us he was on hold for 87. pic.twitter.com/gXE029198p
— Mark R. Boyle (@markrboyle) March 2, 2014
Still, he’s super scary and strong, right?
Obama brandishes a phone at Putin (official WH photo) pic.twitter.com/K1Y6rxnv8a
— Bridget Johnson (@Bridget_PJM) March 1, 2014
Boom. Next up: Sternly worded letter.
— justin kanew (@justin_kanew) March 1, 2014
Wall Street Journal columnist and AEI fellow Sadanand Dhume attempted to explain why the photo was released.
— Sadanand Dhume (@dhume) March 2, 2014
Snort. So there’s that. What an accomplishment.
Others noticed something awfully disturbing about the photo.
— Jim Richardson (@jimrhiz) March 2, 2014
— Matina Stevis (@MatinaStevis) March 1, 2014
— Jeremy Stern (@JeremySternVM) March 2, 2014
— Bob (@iuubob) March 1, 2014
— Howard Riefs (@hriefs) March 1, 2014
Aside from the jeans and the phone, what else does the president have?
— WhiteHousePressCorps (@whpresscorps) March 1, 2014
Where is it?
WH photo: Obama on the phone with Putin. But where is his damn pen? pic.twitter.com/a0wc8hlCG7
— Kris Kinder (@kris_kinder) March 2, 2014
And Asian News International editor Smita Prakash ties it all into “House of Cards” for the exit win:
— Smita Prakash (@smitaprakash) March 2, 2014