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Did Samsung mess with the wrong president?

04
Apr
2014

After the recent Big Papi and President Obama selfie turned out to be a Samsung marketing setup, the White House took a hard stance against any company using the President’s image for publicity stunts, CNET reports. “As a rule, the White House objects to attempts to use the president’s likeness for commercial purposes,” the White House press secretary Jay Carney said on Thursday during the regular briefing. “And we certainly object in this case.” However, Carney did not reveal how the White House is objecting, and whether Samsung has been contacted to remove the image. David Ortiz, who endorses Samsung products, told The Boston Globe that the selfie idea was his own. “I wasn’t trying to do anything,” Big Papi said.

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