Another masterful PR move by the White House.

Via Washington Times:

As Egypt erupted in violence and hundreds died Wednesday, the White House tweeted a tribute to “Hump Day” —a photo of Vice President Joseph R. Biden posing with a camel.

The White House also posted an animated .gif file to its Tumblr blog of the vice president laughing with the ungulate, before tweeting nearly two hours later about the violence in Egypt.

“The United States strongly condemns the use of violence against protesters in #Egypt,” it said.

The White House’s decision to post the camel picture during the crackdown in Egypt brought a swift rebuke in the Twittersphere.

“Go home, @whitehouse, you’re drunk,” Huffington Post reporter Elise Foley tweeted.

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