A Martha’s Vineyard photographer quietly deleted photographs of President Obama dancing during a birthday celebration on the island for Ann Jordan.
Editorial and fine art photographer Elizabeth Cecil posted two photos on her Instagram account that showed the president dancing and toasting Mrs. Jordan at the Farm Neck Golf Club, Breitbart News reported.
The party, which was closed to the press, included about 150 guests, including former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary.
“The Obamas danced nearly every song. A good time was had by all,” deputy press secretary Eric Schultz said in a statement.
Some critics questioned Mr. Obama for the optics of a jovial president dancing the night away as police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, exchange tear gas and Molotov cocktails.
“While a black community was under militarized siege last night, Obama was dancing around at Farm Neck Golf Club. #Ferguson #HandsUpDontShoot,” tweeted Prison Planet Editor Paul Joseph Watson.
“Bush flew over New Orleans post-Katrina… Obama dancing through Ferguson,” tweeted @PhillyTheBoss.
“I don’t normally Tweet about politics but what the [expletive] is Obama doing about Ferguson? All I’ve seen is him dancing at a party & golfing,” tweeted @JoeskiBroski.
Breitbart reported that Ms. Cecil deleted the photos after a Weekly Standard article, and a subsequent Drudge link, sent it into viral status.