White House staff pranks President Obama for the holidays

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In the final days of President Barack Obama's presidency, his staffers had a bit of fun with the official White House holiday decorations.

On Friday, White House Photographer Pete Souza shared a staffer's attempt to prank Obama with a set of decorative snowmen currently 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," Souza shared on Instagram. "Then we realized the snowmen were too heavy to easily lift. 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."

Naturally, Obama enjoyed the prank, as did the internet meme machine.

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Do you want to build a snowman? ⛄ https://t.co/G7mPRILn7z
Mr. President, don’t look now, but he’s doing it again. Obama: Joe, the disguise won’t work. We have to leave. Snow… https://t.co/0OVUxDhkz0
@WhiteHouse Too easy. https://t.co/Ws14Odhno4
Obama: Has anyone seen Joe? Biden: ... Obama: Just don't let him find the snowman costume. You remember last year. https://t.co/no2kKJECan
BIDEN: lol remember that movie Jack Frost OBAMA: yeah it was bad BIDEN: shit I already turned myself into a snowman… https://t.co/ZW48ZICJdb
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It's a solid prank on the White House staff's part, as Obama admitted to Peopleearlier this month that the snowman decorations freak him out.

"There's a whole kind of Chucky element to them," he joked. "They're a little creepy."


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