Somebody at the WH publishes a photo of Obama on the phone, casually holding a baseball bat in his other hand. Then they publish the photo and explain that this is a photo of the POTUS speaking to the leader of Turkey.
Then the Turkish politicos all start carrying on about the significance of that baseball bat as related to the attitude of POTUS to his Turkish counterparts, and connoting disrespect to the Turkish govt.
Why would any jerk publish such a photo? I know they are always taking photos of a sitting President for historical value ... but not all of those photos are actually published at the time they are taken.
I'm not "blaming" Obama for this ... but there is surely some staff hanging around the WH that really need to put their thinking caps on.