The photo of President Obama meeting with a pirate is spreading fast after staffers posted it on his Twitter account on ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ yesterday.
The photo is actually from 2009, when Obama met with Cody Keenan, one of his speechwriters who dressed as a pirate for a funny photo-op.
The image was used during Obama’s speech at to the White House Correspondents Association dinner May 9, 2009.
“But as I said during the campaign, we can’t just talk to our friends. As hard as it is, we also have to talk to our enemies, and I’ve begun to do exactly that,” Obama said as the photo flashed on the screen.