In what may just be a new level of bipartisanship in US politics, George W Bush was spotted asking Barack Obama for help taking a photograph at a ceremony in Washington DC.
While attending the opening of the National Museum of African American Culture and History in the city on Saturday, the former president was asked to take a selfie with some of the attendees.
It seems the task was a stretch too far, however, as Bush’s arms weren’t long enough to get everyone in the picture.
While some may pack a selfie stick, Bush instead happened to have the current president nearby, so he tapped Obama on the shoulder and enlisted his help in taking the photo.
Bush was attending the event as it was during his tenure in office that the authorization for the museum’s construction was signed into legislation.
Although apparently not au fait with the selfie process, Bush appears to have mastered Instagram, later posting a picture of Obama’s photography skills on the social network.
“Thanks for taking our photo with the Bonner family, Mr. President,” the post reads.
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Thanks for taking our photo with the Bonner family, Mr. President. A great Nation does not hide its history; it faces its flaws and corrects them. The @nmaahc tells the truth: that a country founded on the promise of liberty held millions in chains…that the price of our Union was America’s original sin. I was honored to sign the bill authorizing the construction of this national treasure. And I am pleased it now stands where it has always belonged: on the National Mall. 📷: @petesouza/@whitehouse #thanksobama
While his predecessor may have struggled taking the selfie, Obama isn’t new to the craze.
He caused a bit of stir in 2013 when snapped taking one with then British PM David Cameron and Danish premier Helle Thorning-Schmidt during the memorial service of former South African President Nelson Mandela.