Tweet of the Day: Former WH advisor celebrates Obama’s ‘Triple Crown’ victory

Dan Pfeiffer, onetime White House communications director, may have left the fold to go to work for CNN, but his heart still belongs to daddy. If you don’t believe me, feast your eyes on this tweet posted yesterday, which marks another big win for Barack Obama. Evidently the president had some unseen hand in American Pharoah’s decisive victory in the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes, thereby becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.

One particularly fascinating detail about Pfeiffer’s tweet is the time stamp, visible in this screen cap:

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The tweet went live at exactly 5:59 p.m., a full 51 minutes before the eight horses in the race left the starting gate, much less crossed the finish line. Maybe Pfeiffer simply shared the odds makers’ confidence that American Pharoah, who paid $3 on a $5 bet, would make horse racing history. Or maybe his talents — which appear to include prescience — were wasted by Team Obama.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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