Barack and Michelle Obama joined dozens of world leaders to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela at his memorial in Johannesburg, South Africa, but the occasion wasn’t entirely solemn. Barack palled around with Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, much to the chagrin of First Lady Michelle.
First they took a selfie with British Prime Minister David Cameron. Michelle did not feel the need to participate. Michelle looks more like she's at, say, Nelson Mandela's memorial.
Then there was some kind of excited discussion. We’re not sure what it was about, but it involved a lot of hand gestures. PHOTO: Reuters.
Then, the touch on the shoulder. Barack and Helle seem to be having a great time. Michelle is not amused.
Is this an isolated incident? Maybe. But then again, Barack Obama and Helle Thorning-Schimdt have met before, and Helle did seem to command Barack’s attention…
President Obama speaks with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.