The Morning GIF: President Obama's grand entrance

Obama Sk8erboi
Who knew the president could skateboard? 

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

That’s it, ladies and gentlemen. We declare the Internet won.

This GIF, which originated as a snippet from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, has taken over Reddit and Tumblr. Can the rest of the Web be far behind?

It’s a visual riff on President Obama’s entrance to the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit, where he was greeted by South Korean President Lee Myung-bak. Obama makes a dapper and poised skateboarder indeed, but therein lies the plausibility problem with this GIF: Who ever saw a skateboarder with posture like that?

Posted to Reddit by somatose on Saturday, it’s garnered 8,386 upvotes and 1891 comments and counting. Likewise, on Tumblr, Ziprage’s post has been reblogged, commented, and hearted a collective total of 173,680 times. That’s approximately one-third the population of Washington, DC.

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