President Barack Obama made his first public remarks on Donald Trump’s presidential win during a brief speech held Wednesday in the White House Rose Garden.
And while viewers around the world tuned in to watch the president speak, a photo courtesy of Washington Post staff writer David Nakamura shows a side of Obama’s speech that viewers didn’t see. The image shows the crowd of White House staffers looking hopelessly defeated in the aftermath of Tuesday’s election.
Remarkable scene in the Rose Garden where hundreds of grim-faced White House staffers showed up in solidarity for remarks from President Obama, with VP Biden at his side, on the election outcome. Obama pledged full cooperation with the Trump transition team and told his team to keep their heads up. After he finished and Obama and Biden returned to the Oval Office, the staffers applauded for more than a minute without saying a word. I’ve never seen anything like it. #obama #potus #whitehouse #rosegarden #trump #donaldtrump #biden #vp
A photo posted by David Nakamura (@davidnakamura) on Nov 9, 2016 at 10:39am PST Read more…