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.
Another accomplishment — Obama first President to have a Triple Crown winner since Carter
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) June 6, 2015
One particularly fascinating detail about Pfeiffer’s tweet is the time stamp, visible in this screen cap:
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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