Whenever President Donald Trump or Republican members of Congress do something that leads to stunned and outraged headlines, the photographer of former President Barack Obama seems to have a countering image at the ready.
He was again prepared on Thursday, as Republican members of the House of Representatives prepared to pass a bill that would eradicate the Affordable Care Act in favor of a plan that would likely wipe out insurance coverage for millions. Many members of Congress haven’t even had time to read the new bill.
The House has since passed that bill, but former White House photographer Pete Souza had his bittersweet photo ready for Instagram hours before.
12:09 a.m. March 22, 2010. Treaty Room in the private residence. 80 minutes after Congress had passed the Affordable Care Act. The President was reading text messages on his Blackberry while waiting to make thank you calls. Someone had sent a message that ended with “your mother would be so proud.” (His mother had died from ovarian cancer. She had spent her last days worrying whether insurance was going to cover some of the medical expenses because they might consider her cancer a pre-existing condition.)
Trump’s photographer could perhaps do something similar after he’s left office, but she doesn’t seem to have quite the same access Souza did.
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