As Troy Senik noted earlier, the music world lost Blues great B.B. King yesterday. Fans around the world shared thousands of photos of the legend and videos of his performances. Then our president did something he always seems to do when a great man or woman passes on: he tweeted a photo of himself.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 15, 2015
Twitter addicts like myself have noticed this odd narcissism time and again. Here’s Obama commemorating the death of Maya Angelou.
“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” —Maya Angelou pic.twitter.com/oR11k7rwxk
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 28, 2014
Nelson Mandela’s death.
Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela. pic.twitter.com/4qlqsXLp6e
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 5, 2013
The anniversary of JFK’s death.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 22, 2013
In a single moment 58 years ago today, Rosa Parks helped change this country. pic.twitter.com/C502SKfJnj
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 1, 2013
And it’s not only funerals and memorials. Here’s his tweet for Stephen Colbert’s last show.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 18, 2014
David Letterman’s retirement.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 3, 2014
His Chief of Staff’s birthday.
Happy birthday to President Obama’s Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough! pic.twitter.com/HEAshPTzXy
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 3, 2013
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 20, 2014
Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice famously said her father “always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening.” Just imagine if she lived to see President Selfie Stick in action.