Obama Is an Encouraging Ping Pong Teammate

The President played some table tennis with UK prime minister David Cameron

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We won't view David Cameron and Barack Obama's ping pong partnership through the lens of America's relationship with Britain. Because, as Politico noted, they appear to have lost to the student opponents they challenged in a stop at the Globe Academy school gymnasium in London. And the world leaders weren't even keeping score.

Still, after reviewing the video evidence, it looks like David Cameron is the slightly weaker link in the trans-Atlantic partnership. At one point after the prime minister hits the pong ball into the net, Obama encourages Cameron, "It's OK," before making the excuse that "tennis is his sport."

We particularly liked this image below. Teamwork: Come on David, don't let me down in front of these cameras...

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