UPDATE: The Secret Service now says the man in the photo is not relieving himself — he’s actually one of their agents. As Politico points out, agents typically face away from the president to monitor potential threats to the commander-in-chief.
“The individual in the light blue shirt in the background of the photo is one of our personnel,” Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan said. “There is no accuracy to the reporting associated with this photo thus far.”
It’s a picture that has to be seen to be relieved — or, rather, believed.
The folks at Politico tweeted out a picture of an Obama campaign event in Cincinnati on Monday afternoon. For the most part, the photo is rather uninteresting. Take a look:
Pretty benign, right? Maybe not. Take a look at the guy hovering just above Obama’s head:
Here’s a close-up:
According to plenty of people who have seen the photo, it sure looks like the gentleman is relieving himself on the hillside:
The folks at Twitchy may have put it best:
At a campaign event in Cincinnati this morning, President Obama really got his audience’s enthusiasm flowing. One man apparently drank in a little more of Obama’s greatness than everyone else, and, unable to contain himself any longer, he snuck off to relieve some pent-up pressure, killing some grass in the process.
So the question remains: Was the man really peeing at the Obama event? Could it be just an unfortunate angle? Take our poll below:
This story has been updated.
(H/T: Fox Nation)