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Cheap Stunt 2: David Ortiz’s Obama Selfie Was Sponsored by Samsung

President Barack Obama just got through calling Ellen Degeneres’ seemingly-spontaneous Oscar selfie, which turned out to have been sponsored by Samsung, a “cheap stunt.”

Now it appears Obama’s been a part of a cheap stunt himself, and by the same corporate overlords. David Ortiz’s selfie with Obama, taken Tuesday as the Red Sox were celebrated at the White House for their 2013 World Series Championship victory over some jackass National League team, was also sponsored by Samsung:

“We were thrilled to see the special, historic moment David Ortiz captured with his Galaxy Note 3 during his White House visit,” Samsung said via a statement Wednesday. “It was an honor to help him capture such an incredible and genuine moment of joy and excitement. Similar to the selfie Ellen was able to capture during the Oscars, this was an opportunity for David to share the incredible moment with his fans.”

The White House said it did not know of the endorsement.

[h/t Boston Globe]

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