President Obama poses for a funeral selfie and gets chummy with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt but Michelle does not look impressed

Yup! And here you have it. Living proof that men never really grow up enough NOT to display poor judgment not even when they are President of the most powerful nation on earth.

Lets face it though. Prime Minister Helle IS pretty, clearly thinks Obama is cute (look at the body language) and I think I see some chemistry going on there. I think Michelle sees it to. And DOES NOT LIKE IT! LOL!

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President Obama was  caught committing a funeral faux pas — snapping a selfie during Nelson Mandela’s  memorial service with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British  PM David Cameron.

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Funeral selfie: President Obama, British PM David Cameron and Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt smile for a snap during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.

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Funeral selfie: (from left to right) British PM David Cameron, Denmark’s  Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt and President Obama smile for a snap  during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.

President Obama was caught committing a funeral faux pas — snapping  a selfie during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with Danish Prime Minister  Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British PM David Cameron.

The threesome smiled as the Scandinavian beauty held her smartphone out to  capture the moment but Michelle  Obama sat at a distance, as if in disapproval of the digital display.

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, left, jokes with Obama during the service Tuesday, as first lady Michelle Obama paid attention to the proceedings. 

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Helle Thorning-Schmidt, left, jokes  with Obama during the service Tuesday, as first lady Michelle Obama paid  attention to the proceedings.

Thorning-Schmidt, 46, was animated as she took her place among the  dignitaries in the stands at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg for the somber  occasion, chatting with other leaders and unabashedly typing away on her  device.

The Danish leader looked all at ease with Obama during the remembrance ceremony for Nelson Mandela but Michelle Obama (right) did not seem to approve of the display.

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The Danish leader looked all at ease  with Obama during the remembrance ceremony for Nelson Mandela but Michelle Obama  (right) did not seem to approve of the display.

The Danish politician, who is married to British executive Stephen Kinnock,  appeared particularly chummy with President Obama but Michelle Obama, 49, seemed  annoyed at the mingling, looking solemn as she stared intently in the opposite  direction and paid attention to the proceedings.

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt mingled with the President, as First Lady Michelle Obama looked intently ahead.

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Danish Prime Minister Helle  Thorning-Schmidt mingled with the President, as First Lady Michelle Obama looked  intently ahead.

As the President laughed away with the Danish leader, at least one  photograph shows the First Lady flash a disapproving glare in their  direction.

Thorning-Schmidt, who has two daughters with Kinnock, is the first female  prime minister of Denmark. She assumed office in October 2011.

Appropriate? President George W. Bush posted this Instagram pic of him smiling with Bono at the Nelson Mandela memorial. 

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Appropriate? President George W. Bush  posted this Instagram pic of him smiling with Bono at the Nelson Mandela  memorial.

She has met Obama on numerous occasions, including a White House visit in  February 2012 and the NATO Summit in Chicago in May 2012.

The leaders sat together at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

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The leaders sat together at the FNB  Stadium in Johannesburg.

In September, Obama visited with Thorning-Schmidt during his visit to  Stockholm, when he also met with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto and  Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt seemed unaffected by the somber mood of the occasion.

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Danish Prime Minister Helle  Thorning-Schmidt seemed unaffected by the somber mood of the occasion.

The Danish leader’s selfie went viral on Twitter, with scores of comments on  the total lack of propriety shown by the three leaders.

After the hoopla over Obama’s pic, a candid snapshot of George W. Bush  emerged on his  Instagram account — showing  him posing with Bono as they sat in the stands for the remembrance.

Obama welcomed Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt to the White House in Feb. 24, 2012. 

Official White House Photo by  Sonya Hebert

Obama welcomed Prime Minister Helle  Thorning-Schmidt to the White House in Feb. 24, 2012.

The Obamas were just part of the U.S. delegation to the Tuesday service,  accompanied by President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, President Bill  Clinton, his wife, Hillary, and daughter, Chelsea, and President Jimmy Carter  and his wife, Rosalynn.

Obama cracks a smile mingling with the Danish Prime Minister at the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago.

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Obama cracks a smile mingling with  the Danish Prime Minister at the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago.

Chelsea Clinton, 33, is an avid tweeter, but abstained from accessing the  social media website during the event, as did her parents, who also both have  Twitter accounts.

Laura Bush is also on Twitter but did not post any updates to the  website.

President Obama, Michelle Obama, President George W. Bush and Laura Bush board Air Force One to depart South Africa after the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.

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President Obama, Michelle Obama,  President George W. Bush and Laura Bush board Air Force One to depart South  Africa after the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.

After the memorial service ended, the Obamas and Bushes boarded Air Force  One to return to the U.S.

They were in South Africa for less than 13 hours.

Though Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled from the U.S. to Africa  onboard Air Force One with the two couples, she did not return home on the  President’s plane Tuesday night.

Former President Bill Clinton, his daughter Chelsea, 33, and President Jimmy  Carter and his wife Rosalynn were also among the U.S. delegation but they  traveled separately.

llarson@nydailynews.com

 

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