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White House Staff Pranks Obama With Snowmen

While the last weeks of President Obama’s term in office wind down, the White House staff played a holiday-themed prank on him.

The Hill reports:

White House staff decided to use holiday decorations to pull a prank on President Obama, with White House photographer Pete Souza catching the whole thing on camera.

In an Instagram post this weekend, Souza showed a snowman decoration looking in on Obama through a window in the Oval office.

Many online saw the photo and commented the snowman looked as if it were stalking the president.

In the post, Souza explained it was part of a prank.

“Sometimes you gotta have fun. For the past three weeks, there have been four snowmen on display in the Rose Garden (see photo in earlier post). We’ve been joking that we should move the snowmen a few feet closer to the Oval Office every day to see if anyone noticed.

Then we realized the snowmen were too heavy to easily lift,” Souza wrote.

“But finally this morning before the President came to the office, some helpful staff — I won’t say who — moved all the snowmen so each one was peeking through a different window into the Oval,” the post continued. “This photo was taken this afternoon as the President signed end-of-the-year bills.

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

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