Washington, DC - The White House on Thursday released this new photo of President Barack Obama being presented with a fancy birthday cake as he visited Capitol Hill to meet with the House Democratic Caucus on Wednesday, July 31. Reps. Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Steny Hoyer (D-MD) are shown offering the cake as an early treat ahead of the President celebrating his 52nd birthday on Sunday, August 4th.
As previously reported here, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) orchestrated the presentation of the fancy chocolate cake, which featured gold and choclate curls and the Presidential seal on top with the inscription "Happy Birthday Mr. President."
"Wished President @BarackObama an early happy birthday in the most delicious way possible. #darkchocolate," Pelosi wrote on Twitter with the photo above.
Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) was a little more sanguine about the celebration.
"The President doesn't get a lot from the House of Reps. But he got a birthday cake just now," Himes tweeted with his own blurry photo of the cake presentation.
The White House released the photo with a new behind-the-scenes Flickr photo set for July,which also included a photo of the President presenting Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) with a candle-lit cupcake for her 60th birthday as they traveled aboard Air Force One in July.
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*Top photo by Pete Souza/White House; second by Pelosi