President Obama is a master of the selfie, but when someone else is behind the camera trying to take a formal shot with other world leaders sharing the spotlight, he tends to get a little restless.
He did it again for this year’s “class photo” from the G20 Summit, managing to produce the best “caption that stare” picture since Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. Remember this?
Michelle is DEFINITELY not pleased. pic.twitter.com/S0nBM2BAj1
— RBe (@RBPundit) December 10, 2013
It’s no secret what has President Obama distracted in this photo: it looks like Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan were having a little business chat, and the most powerful person in the world was made to stand at the far end of the room.
Or maybe he’s using his psychic powers to transmit something to Vladimir; it’s safer than passing down a note with a (C) on it.
Obama staring across at Putin and Erdogan is amazing (Stephen Crowley/NYT) pic.twitter.com/9IeTEhYhXm
— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) September 5, 2016
That is a great, great shot.
@JoePerticone Obama certainly looks insecure. No one is paying attention to him.
— Murph's Mom (@ReesesPeanut) September 5, 2016
— Joe Taylor (@Joseph_Taylor) September 5, 2016
@JoePerticone Maybe he's just in envy of Merkel's pink pants.
— sal (@tevet) September 5, 2016
He’s ignoring her because he knows she’s going to ask him to take about a million Syrian refugees off his hands. Not that he’d mind, but he’ll have more flexibility after the election.