PHOTO: Pete Souza Posts Picture of Barack Obama and John Boehner From 2014 State of the Union Address


Former White House photographer Pete Souza has used his Instagram account to troll President Donald Trump before, and this time he reposted a 2014 photo of then-President Barack Obama being greeted by then-Vice President Joe Biden and Republican House Speaker John Boehner to show Trump how a State of the Union address should be conducted. Souza’s jabs at Trump have been well documented; we expect no less from the author of SHADE: A Tale of Two Presidents.

“Back when our President was big enough to get along with a Speaker of the House from the opposition party and with whom he had major policy disagreements,” Souza wrote.


People loved it, noting the photograph served as a sign of warmer times in American politics.




Souza’s post came shortly after the president caved to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s request that he postpone his State of the Union address until after the government shutdown—now in its 34th day—is over.

“I am writing to inform you that the House of Representatives will not consider a concurrent resolution authorizing the President’s State of the Union address in the House Chamber until government has opened,” Pelosi wrote yesterday in a letter to the president.

Trump later announced he would delay the address in messages he posted to his Twitter account.

“I look forward to giving a ‘great’ State of the Union Address in the near future!” he wrote in part.

Trump’s tweets gave Pelosi the opportunity to demand he endorse the House-passed package to end the shutdown. The Senate will vote on the package today, though it is not expected to pass.

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