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The Morning GIF: Wednesday, December 28

Politicians are known for regularly inserting their  feet in their mouths. But it's not very often that they get a tiny hand inserted there. Was this baby trying to say something?


Fernando Alfonso III


Posted on Dec 28, 2011   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 11:23 pm CDT

Here at the Daily Dot, we have an unofficial tradition of sharing GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you into the circle. In the Morning GIF, we’ll feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

This Christmas President Barack Obama got a mouthful.

While posing with a military family members in Hawaii, 8-month-old Cooper Wall Wagner stuffed his tiny hand in the commander-in-chief’s mouth during a photo-op.

“Cooper threw the subtlety out the window,” said Wagner’s father Greg according to WMC-TV in Memphis, Ten. “There’s no subtlety to this. There’s just not a subtlety to putting your hand in the president’s mouth.”

The photo and video of the baby circulated around the Web, gathering thousands of comments from people praising the president for his playful attitude.

“Man..He might not be the best President but he sure does have a sense of humor and know how to chill,” commented AccessDenied55 on YouTube.

The video was even turned into the following GIF image which was posted on Reddit Tuesday.

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*First Published: Dec 28, 2011, 10:00 am CST