It’s been a rough week for President Obama, whose administration is facing a trio of controversies. On Thursday, he created one more: A U.S. Marine held an umbrella for the president while he gave a press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan.
Rachel Weiner rounds up some of the political hay some are making of the moment, which landed on the front pages of the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Washington Times and the Los Angeles Times Friday (all images courtesy the Newseum).
AP photographer Charles Dharapak took those shots, and he tweeted thanks to well-wishers Friday.
Thx for the kind words, everyone. You never go wrong w/ rain, an umbrella, and a President. Remember this one?bit.ly/186a4dV
— Charles Dharapak (@Dharapak) May 17, 2013
He linked to this shot of President Bush:
Further examination of the AP Images archives finds a wealth of Dharapak shots of commanders-in-chief and umbrellas, a pairing of which he may be the world’s foremost chronicler:
And finally, from that same Bush-with-umbrella set: