White House Photographer Pete Souza had this to say about capturing this photo: "The sun was setting as the Presidential motorcade arrived back at Miami International Airport. I ran to get in front of Air Force One so I could use the beautiful sky as the background when the President boarded the plane."
The White House photographer Pete Souza writes "The President was ready to announce the news about the mission against Osama bin Laden and was putting the finishing touches on his statement in the Outer Oval Office. As he did so, the networks broke in with bulletins confirming that bin Laden had been killed and a photograph of him appeared on the television screen in the background near the Vice President and Press Secretary Jay Carney."
Souza says "One of the most memorable moments of the year was when the President hugged Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as he walked onto the floor of the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol to deliver his annual State of the Union address."
Pete Souza reveals an interesting fact about this photo: "The President hugs the First Lady after she had introduced him at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa. The campaign tweeted a similar photo from the campaign photographer on election night and a lot of people thought it was taken on election day."
U.S. President Barack Obama collects the folio holding the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 after signing it into law in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, November 2, 2015.
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"Michelle Obummer ... America's First Chimp," Bennett wrote in one of his posts. The teacher has also referred to the first lady as a "nasty chimp" and called the president a "spider monkey," according to KARK-TV.
MORE: The Malvern School District confirms they are investigating teacher, Trent Bennett's Facebook posts. pic.twitter.com/PNeoLWIQLA
Malvern School District's official Facebook page issued a statement on Monday noting that no additional comment regarding disciplinary action taken against Bennett will be made until a full investigation has been completed. They referred to the alleged comments as "racially charged," "insensitive" and "inappropriate."
"In no way are these posts reflective of the District," the statement read. "The District is currently investigating the matter and due to privacy laws and regulations are not able to comment specifically on any details related to the investigation. The District takes this kind of activity very seriously and the appropriate measures will be taken once the investigation is complete."
Malvern School District did not immediately respond to Mic's request for comment.
Several community members have spoken against Bennett's comments. Rizelle Aaron, president of the Arkansas State Conference of the NAACP, urged for Bennett to resign, citing that a public high school is not the appropriate place for these comments.
"There is no place in an educational system for someone in a public position of authority that is willing to publicly make the comments that you are alleged to have made," Aaron wrote in an email obtained by the Root. "If in fact you have made these racially charged comments, I respectfully request your immediate resignation from the Malvern Public School District."
Tabitha Hughes, a 1991 Malvern graduate, told the Root she was disheartened by the news since Bennett teaches her nieces and nephews at the school. Hughes also believes Bennett should be removed from his position as a teacher.
"When he put that on Facebook, boldly, that was very disturbing," Hughes said. "Honestly, I don't think he needs to be teaching."