A viral selfie of former President Obama, a young mother and her six-month old baby girl is making the internet rounds today. The trio snapped the shot at Anchorage International Airport, and of course, the mainstream media fawned over it.
An Alaska mother is cherishing cellphone photos she snapped of her wide-eyed 6-month-old baby in the arms of former President Barack Obama.
Jolene Jackinsky was at Anchorage International Airport on Monday looking for an airline when she ended up in a waiting area for private flights where a man she thought looked like Obama was sitting.
“As I got closer, I thought: Oh my God, it is Obama,” she recalled Friday from Newhalen, a small Alaska village where she’s vacationing.
Obama then walked up to her and asked “Who is this pretty girl?”
They chatted about how fast children grow while Obama carried baby Giselle. Jackinsky took a few photos of a smiling Obama carrying Giselle, who was wearing a straw hat with a white ribbon.
Obama told them he was headed home from a vacation, Jackinsky said.
It’s a cute shot, but something curious about the photo has been ignored by the mainstream media.
Obama isn’t wearing his wedding ring.
Obama not wearing his wedding ring. Uh ohhhh pic.twitter.com/X44Iqt4qlp
— Jah Pick (@StarScream_Blu) July 8, 2017
Below are addition photos the trio took. No wedding ring in sight.
The Obamas are no stranger to rumors about their rocky marriage.
Per the Daily Mail:
A prominent Japanese politician has raised hackles as Barack Obama visits Tokyo by claiming it’s an ‘open secret’ that he and the first lady are headed for divorce, and that the president has been using Secret Service agents to cover for him as he pursues extramarital affairs.
Kazuyuki Hamada, who sits in the upper house of Japan’s parliament, earned his PhD a half-mile from the White House at George Washington University, and emerged as a shrill commentator on America’s economy and foreign policy.
In 2009 he also joined the ranks of the so-called ‘birthers,’ arguing in a book titled ‘Who is Obama?’ that the president likely wasn’t born in the United States.
But it’s his more recent writing that’s capturing the attention of the international press this week.
Hamada complained April 5 on his official blog about Obama’s decision to visit Tokyo without first lady Michelle Obama in tow. ‘His approval numbers are dragging down near 30 per cent,’ Hamada wrote, according to an English translation.
‘The president has been criticized for having no visions or leadership to solve domestic and diplomatic problems, some even ridiculing him as the worst president of the postwar era.’
‘The biggest reason – of many – for the collapse of his reputation is his failed relationship with his wife,’ Hamada claimed
‘It is an open secret that the pair are already negotiating their divorce, and that they are waiting for his term in office to be over, and then they’ll separate.’
Obama has claimed in the past he does not wear his wedding ring over fears it may be damaged or lost.
Per Glamour Magazine:
Don’t freak out the next time you see President Barack Obama sans wedding ring—he and Michelle are still #goals. In fact, the reason why Obama often goes ringless has us loving the First Couple—who recently celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on October 3—all the more. Prepare to melt…
It appears that President Obama keeps his left-hand naked because he wants to keep his most precious valuable safe, and doesn’t want to risk anything happening to his wedding band. A video recently surfaced on the Washington Post of President Obama discreetly slipping off his wedding ring and placing it in his pocket as he approached a small crowd to shake hands—seemingly indicating that he wants to keep it close and out of any potential harm’s way. (Like snatchers or who-knows-what-else. People be crazy.) Even with all of the Secret Service agents surrounding him, Obama still takes the utmost precautions with his beloved wedding ring. How’s that for a sweet husband?
With the immense staff still working for Obama around the clock, it’s hard to believe anything would happen to the ring.