A report at the link below is titled, In touching tribute to Mandela, Obama posts photo of himself watching TV (sarcasm intended).
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa in one of modern history's more remarkable national, and personal, transformations.
The Mandela family turned down the hoped-for photo-op.
Instead Obama did a photo-op of himself in Mr. Mandela’s old prison cell.
As soon as the death of Nelson Mandela was announced the Obama administration posted the July photo of Obama in Mr. Mandela’s old prison cell (shown above).
During Obama’s 593-word statement on the Death of Nelson Mandela, Obama managed to reference the deceased freedom fighter 8 times while referencing himself, using “I and me” 14 times.
Obama has a reputation for seeking the spotlight, even when it's intended for someone else - illustrated by the photos shown on this page including the photo of Mr. Obama seated in the Rosa Parks bus above.
When Neil Armstrong died on August 25, 2012, Barack Obama “honored” the astronaut’s passing with a photo of himself looking up at the Moon.