Don’t blink or you might miss it.

Earlier this week during NBC’s exclusive peek inside the world of Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s closest adviser, the network’s cameras picked up on a little something that may have gone unnoticed. It has to do with three little figurines placed in her office, right in front of a picture of Jarrett.

Those figurines? They’re all bowing down to her.

(Source NBC News video screen shot)

Image source: NBC News

It went unmentioned in the news package (but those who put it together did find it significant enough to show). You can watch it at the one-minute mark:

So does Jarrett really consider herself someone to be worshiped? Although her personality has come under intense scrutiny in the past — and there are even accusations that she wields immense power in the Oval Office — the figurines could just be an inside joke or a white elephant gift for all we know. In fact, it could just be a way to poke fun at those who say she really runs the White House.

Either way, it is a fun fact worth noting.


A quick Internet search reveals that the figurines are part of a picture frame that’s available for purchase. How much? According to the site it can be yours for $18.47:



We’re reaching out to the White House to see if there’s a fun story behind the frame.


On Tuesday afternoon, Jarrett responded to our story with a little explanation. As we suggested, she said it was a gag gift:


(H/T: Sharp Elbows)

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