by Tony Lee 10 Jul 2014, 12:24 PM PDT
A day after saying he was not interested in photo ops, President Barack Obama bragged that he took a selfie with high school kids at a cafe on Thursday in exchange for a group picture of them once they got to Peru for a service trip.
During a speech in Austin, Texas, Obama said he met some high school kids at the Magnolia Cafe in Austin who were ready to go on a service trip to Machu Picchu in Peru. Obama said he told them, "I always wanted to go there." They responded, "You can come with us if you want."
Obama said he was "really tempted," then added, "But I think there's some things I gotta do."
"In exchange for a selfie with them, they promised that they would send me a picture of them when they get there," Obama stated. "I'm going to hold them to it." Obama said he got their email addresses, and he would be "upset" if he did not receive a group photo.
The President attended three fundraisers in Texas on Wednesday and Thursday but refused to go to the border to see the crisis firsthand.
“I’m not interested in photo ops," he said on Wednesday. "I’m interested in solving a problem.”
This is not the first time Obama has engaged in a photo op or taken a selfie.