Can you feel the love?
President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama did not cancel a first couples’ photo op with President-elect Donald Trump and soon-to-be First Lady Melania Trump, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirms.
Earnest denied a report published by the Wall Street Journal during a press conference held hours after Barack and Donald had a Thursday, November 7, meeting at the White House in Washington, D.C. Earnest told reporters that the first couples’ photo was “lower in priority” than the photo op of Barack and Donald inside the Oval Office.
Asked if the photo didn’t happen because of Michelle, Earnest replied: “Absolutely not. In fact, I’m not aware the first lady’s office was consulted about the press arrangements about today.”
Suuure. I believe him. Josh Earnest wouldn’t lie to us, would he?
Original story below:
Thanks, but no thanks. President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama canceled a first couples’ photo op with President-elect Donald Trump and soon-to-be First Lady Melania Trump during a November 10 visit to the White House, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Per the publication, “the Obamas canceled a photo op of the current and future first couples outside the south entrance of the White House.” While the WSJ did not offer any further details about Barack and Michelle’s decision to forgo posing with Donald and Melania, their abandonment of tradition only seems to emphasize how contentious this year’s presidential election was.
I mean, why wouldn’t Michelle Obama want to go to a photo-op with Melania Trump???