Controversial MK’s selfie with Trump sparks ire, humor
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Controversial MK’s selfie with Trump sparks ire, humor

After lawmaker Oren Hazan snaps a cheeky photo with visiting US president, social media critics take note

US President Donald Trump poses for a selfie with MK Oren Hazan at Ben Gurion Airport on Monday, May 22, 2017. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hand can be seen in the lower right-hand corner, in a failed attempt to deflect Hazan's arm.  (Oren Hazan)
US President Donald Trump poses for a selfie with MK Oren Hazan at Ben Gurion Airport on Monday, May 22, 2017. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hand can be seen in the lower right-hand corner, in a failed attempt to deflect Hazan's arm. (Oren Hazan)

A scandal-plagued Israeli lawmaker stole a selfie with US President Donald Trump on Monday, annoying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but setting off a flood of online humor.

Oren Hazan was not supposed to approach Trump during the welcoming ceremony at Ben Gurion Airport, but managed to “get in” to the line of dignitaries, a foreign ministry spokesman said without elaborating.

As Trump passed, the never-shy Hazan whipped out his cellphone and suggested a selfie to Trump, television footage showed.

A bewildered looking Trump agreed and the MK took the snap, although Netanyahu tried to prevent it by gently pushing Hazan’s arm.

Within a few hours, the selfie had 17,000 “likes” on Hazan’s Facebook page after the lawmaker posted it online.

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