White House Staffers Have Been Using a Family of Snowmen to Mess with President Obama

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White House Prank
CREDIT: Pete Souza/Instagram

It isn’t the holidays without a bit of mischief, right?! This week, White House photographer Pete Souza and some unnamed staffers decided to prank President Barack Obama by arranging a family snowmen at certain White House windows, hoping to give the commander-in-chief a harmless scare.

“Sometimes you gotta have fun. For the past three weeks, there have been four snowmen on display in the Rose Garden… We’ve been joking that we should move the snowmen a few feet closer to the Oval Office every day to see if anyone noticed. Then we realized the snowmen were too heavy to easily lift,” Souza captioned one of the images.

Waiting for some snow.

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“But finally this morning before the President came to the office, some helpful staff–I won’t say who–moved all the snowmen so each one was peeking through a different window into the Oval,” he continued. “This photo was taken this afternoon as the President signed end-of-the-year bills.”


Souza also made sure to share that Obama enjoyed the holiday prank.

Another snowman from yesterday. Yes he enjoyed the prank. See previous post for the backstory.

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Thank you, Mr. Souza! Your work is appreciated!