Obama Takes ‘Selfie’ At Fallen Soldier’s Funeral

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In his defense, it was a pretty decent shot for being handheld.
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ARLINGTON, VA — Shortly after returning from the memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela where he was photographed taking a picture with other world leaders and sending obscene Snapchat messages, President Obama has become embroiled in another controversy, sources confirmed.

According to eyewitnesses, the President was spotted taking pictures of himself on his camera phone at a fallen soldier’s funeral Thursday morning at Arlington National Cemetery.

Attendees said Obama had been spotted taking selfies in the men’s restroom mirror before finding his seat next to First Lady Michelle Obama who had positioned herself between the President and the fallen soldier’s “hot cousin.” Obama then snapped two more selfies in his seat — one of him looking upwards and to the right and the other of him making “duckface.”

“Seriously, duckface?,” said one outraged family member to reporters. “Who still does that?”

When asked for comment, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney initially denied the allegations. “There is no record of the President ever taking a selfie at the funeral, much less while making a duckface.”

After photos surfaced of Obama taking photos at the funeral, Carney issued a retraction stating that the President had in fact taken a selfie but that it was only for a brief period of time.

“I found out about it at the same time as all of you folks,” Carney admitted, but added a correction: “The president was not making duck face. He was making goose face. Which, where he was raised in Kenya, excuse me, Hawaii is a sign of deep remorse commonly displayed at funerals.”

At press time, Carney noted that he was happy to answer questions that don’t in any way relate to HealthCare.gov.

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