WATCH: Obamas Booed After Failed ‘Kiss Cam’ Smooch, Try Again

This crowd wasn't going to take no for an answer.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are shown kissing on the "Kiss Cam" screen during a timeout in the Olympic basketball exhibition game between the U.S. and Brazil national men's teams in Washington, July 16, 2012.

Nothing screams “American sporting event” quite like the ubiquitous Kiss Cam, that dreaded lens lurking in stadiums nationwide. And the camera is in the public eye this morning, trending on Twitter after the Obamas were booed during a failed attempt an exhibition basketball game in Washington, D.C. But the First Couple later made good for the fans when the pesky camera focused on them a second time.

At Monday night’s Olympics tune-up game between the U.S. men’s national team and Brazil, the Kiss Cam caught the front-row couple and put them in the spotlight. After glaring sheepishly at the camera for a few moments, Barack Obama smiled to the crowd and gave a half-hearted hug to Michelle. As expected, the crowd wasn’t thrilled. Boos rang out from around the Verizon Center.

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But the Obamas redeemed themselves when the Kiss Cam returned to the couple in the fourth quarter of the game.

With daughter Malia egging her dad on, Barack planted one on Michelle to overwhelming cheers from the crowd. Despite Michelle’s evident embarrassment, the Obamas laughed off their smooch as the thrilled crowd chanted “Four more years!”

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3 comments
candytrammel
candytrammel

Get a life......it would take anyone longer than four years in term to fix this mess of an economy.....I am young and do not believe in PDA so to all those haters....GET A LIFE!!! It is not easy to watched by the whole world and walk on egg shells constantly (comment referring back to Sara Rose (no offence)).

Sara Rose
Sara Rose

Preemptive Teabagger Comment:

If Obama can't kiss his wife correctly, how can he stop the Egyptian Brotherhood from taking over the NBA!?

The American people should be madder than a hen with a stuck egg!!