Was Obama Checking Out a Girl, Mayara Tavares, at the G8 Summit?
The picture of U.S. President Obama looking at a girl has gained widespread attention this morning after the images were taken at the G8 summit. In the video, it is quite clear Obama is merely helping another woman walk down the steps, his gaze doesn't shift from a specific area on the steps.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, on the other hand, is quite obviously checking out the girl, a 16-year-old Brazilian named Mayara Tavares.
“On first glance, the snapshot appears to show President Obama caught in a moment of less than lofty analysis. But upon looking at the video, the moment seems to appear quite innocent — one of those times when a picture can be misleading. The president was on a higher step and was stepping down — so he looked down to assure his footing as the woman was walking up the stairs.” - ABC News’ Jake Tapper