“Maybe this will be the end of all selfies. In general, whenever someone tries to use the president’s likeness to promote a product, that’s a problem with the White House counsel,” Obama senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “We have had conversations with Samsung about this and expressed our concern.”
He would not elaborate on those conversations.
In the days after, he denied the photo was a marketing gimmick for Samsung.
“I don’t understand where that stuff is coming from,” he told the Boston Globe last week. “It had nothing to do with no deals.”