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09/01/2018 03:52 am ET Updated Sep 01, 2018

Obama Photographer Mocks Photo-Blocking Trump Volunteer With Extreme Close-Up

"When President Obama wanted a camera shot blocked, he did it himself..."

Of course former White House photographer Pete Souza had something biting to say about this image of a volunteer for President Donald Trump trying to block a photojournalist from taking pictures of an anti-Trump protester:

AP PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI

Associated Press photographer Evan Vucci snapped the extraordinary image, above, at Trump’s campaign rally in Indiana on Thursday night.

How did Souza, who regularly bashes the Trump administration with Instagram snaps from his time covering former President Barack Obama, respond?

By posting this extreme close-up of his former boss on Friday:

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“When President Obama wanted a camera shot blocked, he did it himself instead of relying on an advance staff member,” Souza captioned the shot, which garnered more than 67,000 “likes” in its first 15 hours online.

Earlier in the week Souza, who is promoting his upcoming Trump-trolling book that comes out in October, zinged the president for accusing “NBC Nightly News” host Lester Holt of “fudging” footage of him as he explained his decision to dismiss ex-FBI director James Comey.

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As for the unidentified volunteer, White House Correspondents’ Association President Olivier Knox said the Trump campaign assured him “these were the actions of an inexperienced volunteer, who understands he acted in error.”

“The campaign has taken him off the road and promises this will not happen again,” Knox added in a statement, shared on Twitter.

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