Former President Barack Obama marked the passing of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain by posting a picture of himself with Bourdain.
— Barrack Obama ◌ (@ObamaHitsBack) June 8, 2018
A few hours later, because one picture of Obama and Bourdain together wasn’t enough, he did it again.
“Low plastic stool, cheap but delicious noodles, cold Hanoi beer.” This is how I’ll remember Tony. He taught us about food — but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown. We’ll miss him. pic.twitter.com/orEXIaEMZM
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 8, 2018
This is par for the course with the former president. As National Review columnist Dan McLaughlin noted, when someone famous dies Obama either posts a picture of himself with the person, or a picture of himself without the person.
When you die, there are two options for a Barack Obama memorial tweet:
1. Picture of Obama with you
2. Picture of Obama without youhttps://t.co/PGtK6dq3bU
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) June 8, 2018
Here are six other examples where Obama used a Twitter “selfie” to mark someone’s passing. (RELATED: Six Times Obama Commemorated Deaths With A Picture Of Himself)
Obama did the same to mark Stephen Hawking’s passing in March. (RELATED: Obama Commemorates ANOTHER Death With Photo Of Himself)
Have fun out there among the stars. pic.twitter.com/S285MTwGtp
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 14, 2018
Bourdain, 61, committed suicide in a French hotel room where he was staying to film an episode of his “Parts Unknown” series. He reportedly suffered from depression.