President Obama Shakes Hands With A Man Wearing A Horse Head

President Obama arrived in Denver Tuesday evening and appeared slightly taken aback as he greeted a man wearing a horse head.

1. New York Times photographer Doug Mills posted this photo on Twitter of President Obama greeting a man in a horse head Tuesday night.

3. People immediately reacted to the photo:

It's Denver. The guy is just high. MT @dougmillsnyt: Obama is greeted by a man wearing a horse-head.

— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman)

"Wanna go see the president?" "Yeah, definitely. Just let me grab my horse head mask."

— Stefan Becket (@stefanjbecket)

By this time tomorrow, horse head Obama handshake guy will have a show on Spike TV.

— daveweigel (@daveweigel)

If there's a god, horse head guy is mitt Romney trolling the universe

— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn)

This is how night mares begin MT @dougmillsnyt: Obama is greeted by a man wearing a horse-head.

— Brett LoGiurato (@BrettLoGiurato)

“well…hello there"

— darth™ (@darth)

The moment POTUS remembered Maureen Dowd's warning about the Denver cookies

— michaelscherer (@michaelscherer)

13. More pictures from the Obama and horse-head man meeting during an impromptu walk down 15th Street:

Jacquelyn Martin / Via AP Photo
JEWEL SAMAD / Via AFP / Getty Images
JEWEL SAMAD / Via AFP / Getty Images

16. Before Obama went on the walk along 15th Street, he had dinner at Wazzee Supper Club and met with locals:

President Obama has dinner at Wazee Supper Club with Alex Dooley, right, and her friends in Denver, CO.

— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt)

17. He also had a beer with the Governor and played pool:

President Obama has a beer and shoots pool with Gov. Hickenlooper at the Wynkoop Brewing Company Bar.

— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt)

18. He fist bumped with this gorilla statue that was inside the pub:

JEWEL SAMAD / Via AFP / Getty Images

19. And one Colorado resident even offered Obama a hit of weed. The president laughed in response.

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