Danish Prime Minister Ambushed By Selfie-Loving Politician After Obama Snap

Helle Thorning-Schmidt has gained a reputation for quick snaps.

1. A Danish MP grabbed Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt for a selfie after she was snapped with President Obama at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.

2. Joachim Olsen grabbed his country’s leader and uploaded the video to YouTube.

This is how they do things in Denmark.

To make things even more bizarre, Olsen was a European shot putt champion until he joined parliament as a member of the centre-right Liberal Alliance.

4. It’s nowhere good as the original, though.

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Thoning-Schmidt was sitting UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Obama. The Danish Prime Minister’s team have failed to release the actual image.

5. But she may have other things on her mind after three cabinet ministers resigned from her government.

Selfies are much more fun.

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Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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