Fox Sports reporter Emily Jones McCoy got a presidential photobomb during a recent Texas Rangers game when former president George W. Bush chimed in as he walked past in the stands during the live broadcast.
“Hey!” Bush shouted over McCoy’s shoulder, presumably during Thursday’s 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Globe Life Park.
Fox News captured the clip and posted the “Presidential Photobomb” to Twitter, along with several slow-motion replays.
A Presidential Photobomb!
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 18, 2017
Jones later posted a still from the video to her Twitter page.
My most favorite photo bomb ever! https://t.co/RUyKrjeT3z
— Emily Jones (@EmilyJonesMcCoy) May 18, 2017
“My most favorite photo bomb ever!” she wrote Wednesday.
On Thursday, she followed up with a picture of a traffic citation from the City of Forth Worth that also played off Bush’s appearance.
“Apparently there is no leniency for presidential photobomb victims,” she wrote.
Numerous folks on Twitter commented on how relaxed the 70-year-old Bush appears now that he’s no longer in the White House, while others discussed how much they miss “W.”
“I really miss that guy,” David Veloz wrote.
“I miss W!” RJ Mr No Nonsense posted. “Now that’s a president!”
“Agree or disagree with his policies, he’s a class act,” Michael Doby added. “And probably a little tipsy.”
“Why I love him,” Richard Werhle posted. “Regular guy.”
“Dubya, making you miss a Republican politician who actually had a soul,” Political Duchess wrote. “Glad he’s having so much fun!”
“Just love W!” SummerLovin’Gal commented. “Fun guy enjoying his life out of the #Swamp of DC!”
“This dude is hilarious,” Brian Stevenson added.
According to the Austin American Statesman:
Bush, who was a managing general partner of the Rangers from 1989-1994 before becoming Texas governor, remains a big fan of the team and can often be spotted at home games. Along with Rangers fans, the former commander-in-chief also left his family startled by his moment on camera.
Bush’s daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, told the Today Show Thursday that she saw the photobomb online and contacted her father about it.
“I actually texted him and I go, ‘Dad, photobomb somebody?”’ Hager said. “He goes, ‘What’s a photobomb?’ He had no idea. He was like, ‘What do you mean? Did it happen at a baseball game?”’