WH: 'Big Papi' Selfie Could Be the Last With President Obama
— David Ortiz (@davidortiz) April 1, 2014
According to the White House, that right there could be the last selfie involving President Obama. After Red Sox slugger David Ortiz presented Obama with a commemorative No. 44 jersey in the team's visit to the White House last week, Ortiz took out his Samsung phone and snapped a picture of himself with the president.
He posted it on Twitter, then Samsung retweeted, writing “thrilled to see the special, historic moment David Ortiz captured with his Galaxy Note 3 during his White House visit.” Turns out Ortiz recently signed a deal with Samsung to be a “MLB social media insider.”
Both Ortiz and Samsung insist that the photo was spontaneous, not part of a marketing campaign.
White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday that White House lawyers are communicating with Samsung over concerns that the president's likeness was used for profit. He said "perhaps this will be the end of all selfies" with the president, strongly denying any knowledge by the White House of the Samsung-Ortiz connection.
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