President Obama shook hands with a man in a horse-head mask while strolling down the streets of Denver on Tuesday. It was weird.
The unidentified man in a red shirt waited in the crowd like the rest of the prospective onlookers, and reached out his hand to give Obama a good shake. It’s clear from the photos the president kept his distance during the handshake.
Obama reacts as he is greeted by a man wearing a horse-head as he walked the streets of downtown Denver. pic.twitter.com/QNqnXKzwzm— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) July 9, 2014
Thankfully, the White House pool report treated the shake with the seriousness it deserved. “One onlooker wore a large horse head, but it’s unclear what message he hoped to convey,’’ the story read.
The horse-head mask has become something of a thing over the past few years among young jokesters. It made several appearances during the ‘Harlem Shake’ video fad of early 2013, and was memorably worn by a shirtless jogger in the background of a local weather report during Hurricane Sandy.
And just in case you’d like to have nightmares tonight, here’s the creation of noted Twitter Photoshop artist Darth.
“well…hello there" pic.twitter.com/6rASVbVx5l— darth™ (@darth) July 9, 2014