A White House tweet with photo of President Obama perfectly aligned with a rainbow backfired on Friday, meeting a wave of sarcastic replies on social media.
Mr. Obama was photographed standing atop the steps of Air Force One on Thursday in Jamaica, waving as he boarded the plane with a rainbow in the background.
A second photo, tweeted by the White House account on Friday, showed the same image from a different angel with the rainbow appearing to emanate from the president.
The image of Mr. Obama was accompanied by an quotation, “With hard work and hope, change is always within our reach.”
Twitter users were quick to mock the image.
“Messiah Much there Dear Leader? #Vomit,” one user replied.
“Holy propaganda, Batman. This would make any third-world dictator proud,” another user tweeted.
The photo had almost 1,000 favorites and over 800 re-tweets by Saturday morning.