On Thursday, the White House marked the death of 95-year-old South African leader Nelson Mandela with a picture of Barack Obama next to a quote attributed to the president on Twitter.
“Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela,” the tweet said.
The picture sent with the message showed Obama in Mandela’s prison cell with a quote: “Let us pause and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived — a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice.”
Not everyone was impressed with the narcissistic tweet.
“Another Communist bites the dust,” one person said.
“It’s not about you,” added “Charly J.”
“You’re at the very least predictable,” another person tweeted.
Saying that “it was easy to predict the narcissist in chief would make himself the center of attention on the day of Mandela’s death,” Twitchy said a number of people took the president to task for his tweet using Photoshop.
“Did 0bama REALLY Tweet a picture of his own dear self in Mandela’s jail cell as a Mandela tribute? He’s really that narcissistic? Jerk!” tweeted talk show host Neal Boortz.
It’s not the first time Obama has attempted to upstage significant events with photos of himself.
As we reported Sunday, Obama marked the anniversary of the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat by tweeting a picture of himself. The picture that was used was the same one Obama tweeted last year marking the same event.
Fox News said Mandela died “peacefully” at around 8:50 p.m. while in the company of his family.
“He had been receiving medical care at his home, where he was in critical condition battling a persistent lung infection,” Fox added.
Obama, Fox said, ordered flags to be flown at half-staff until Monday to honor Mandela.
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