(WARSAW) -- It all started on Tuesday when a website published photos of a man who looks like President Obama working out in a gym. The photos posted by the website Plotek.Pl came from a Facebook user identified as Jean Ekwa. And Wednesday the celebrity gossip website TMZ upped the ante — posting a video of the president pumping iron. WATCH IT HERE.
The U.S. Secret Service confirmed the authenticity of the video, adding a few details in a statement to ABC News:
- The referenced images and video of the president exercising were taken during an “off-the-record,” or unscheduled, movement at the Marriott Hotel Warsaw gym.
- Hotel guests were not asked to leave the gym during this off-the-record movement, nor were they asked to refrain from taking pictures.
- All guests entering the hotel are screened prior to entry.
- Secret Service agents were in proximity to the president while he was in the gym.
- This is no different than if the president visited a restaurant off the record and other diners took pictures of him.
President Obama arrived in Poland Tuesday morning for the start of a four-day, three-country tour through Europe. He flew on to Brussels on Wednesday.
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