“Washington, D.C. – Millions of tourists from around the world who are hoping to see US President Barack Obama during their visit to the nation’s capital are in for a treat. No, President Obama has not agreed to organize a take-a-selfie-with-the-President day; instead, the Smithsonian Institution has come up with the next best thing.
“A life-size replica of the US President, in the form of the first-ever 3D-printed bust of the man, can now be officially seen at the Smithsonian Castle.
“The bust is a result of a project inspired by the life masks of President Abraham Lincoln. However, there was no need for Obama to get all plastered up, unlike Abe. The wonders of modern technology required the President to sit still for only a second, while six wide-angle cameras, eight high-resolution sports cameras and 50 LED lights sparked off.
Apparently, the President himself has already devised a plan on how to make money on the latest escapade of the President.
“Josh Earnest, the White House spokesman, said in an interview with Newslo: “capitalism is at the very core of this country and one of the main reasons why it is the most powerful country in the world today. So, when the opportunity to make a little extra on the side presented itself, we figured why not? It’s a win-win situation: on one hand, we’ll be able to get some money into the White House budget, and God knows we need it; Michelle is killing us with the drapes and carpets. On the other hand, the bust of the president will undoubtedly increase his popularity in these troublesome times.”
He also revealed part of the pricing strategy: “the President and I were thinking about the best way to get top dollar for the replicas, and we decided to listen to the consumers. That’s why the statue will be offered in natural colors to all those fond of the Democratic Party, and as a special treat to Republican sympathizers, we’ve decided to feature a limited edition of President Obama replicas painted white. We feel that a white Obama will be an absolute hit, despite the fact that it’s only a bust.”