What on Earth is going on? While the POTUS spoke at the annual White House Christmas lighting ceremony last night, strange red dots could be seen appearing on his face and chest.
View some screenshots below (click to enlarge):
Video (begin watching at 4:50):
As you can see, each dot flashed and/or moved around erratically. Some viewers thought they were coming from either a laser pen or gun’s laser scope. Later on, it was speculated the red dots were most likely caused by cameras using red-eye reduction features.
Next, after the president took a seat, a local reporter snapped a photo of Trump from behind, but the picture he posted on Twitter included crosshairs aimed directly at the president’s back:
“President @realDonaldTrump watching the performances at the National Christmas Tree lighting (as seen through the zoom lense of our @ABC7News camera)”
The tweet has since been deleted and Roussey later issued a lengthy apology:
Hi everybody, I just want to apologize and I couldn’t fit it in a regular tweet. I’m really sorry. It’s my fault but I hope you can forgive. pic.twitter.com/U4GfB6guc0
— Tom Roussey (@tomrousseyABC7) November 29, 2018
His apology received mix reactions:
Anybody who knows Tom, and I know Tom very well, knows he would never in a million years do something like this on purpose. Ever! He’s a sincere and serious journalist and one heck of a wonderful guy.
— Jay Korff (@ABC7Jay) November 29, 2018
Now THAT is what a true apology sounds like.
— Anne Choat (@annie7265) November 29, 2018
I have seen the picture, and quite honestly, it was such a terrible picture from a photography point of view, it is really hard to believe you posted it for any other reason than the cross hairs. Why would anyone post the pic otherwise? To show how a lousy photo one can take?
— Cindy W (@Lflashy) November 29, 2018
— mynameis (@dreamingluzy) November 29, 2018
After JFK’s murder why would we trust anyone?
— #freedom (@sixtyandcountin) November 29, 2018
It was reported earlier that the President left the tree lighting ceremony rather abruptly and left the press pool behind. Could this be why they left like that?
— Louis X Delgado (@mystang42) November 29, 2018