It has happened yet again.
President Barack Obama has been plagued by flying insects, and this time they interrupted the commander in chief as he was reading to children Monday morning at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
As the president was reciting lines from the famous book “Where the Wild Things Are,” bees began buzzing around the kids seated on the South Lawn at the White House.
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“Oh no, it’s a bee!” declared Obama when some children began to scream because of the insects. “It’s OK, guys.”
Obama tried to assure the children everything would be fine, saying, “Bees are good. They won’t land on ya. They won’t sting you. They’ll be OK.”
As some children continued to shriek, the president yelled to them: “Wait, wait, wait, wait!”
“Hold on! Hold on! You guys are wild things! You’re not supposed to be scared of bees when you’re a wild thing!”
This is not the first time Obama has been personally bugged by God’s creatures.
He has had flies land on his face numerous times during his term, with the president not even swatting them off his face at times.
He also was swarmed by bees when trying to leave the White House to play basketball, and a rodent scurried toward the presidential podium on one occasion.
The flurry of incidents prompted radio and TV host Glenn Beck to say in 2010, “How many times have rodents crossed your path, flies landed on your face, or bees strangely swarmed in your presence? But our president, at one of the most meticulously maintained houses, it seems to be happening all the time. Why? I don’t know, but someone does. … A swarm of [bees] hovered as he was leaving the White House to play basketball. He went inside and they were gone. How does this happen? Oh, I don’t know. But the bees know.”
In January 2013, WND reported how prophecy websites were having a field day with the worldwide attention Obama received for sparring with a fly.
Religious and other websites used the headlines to point out that a biblical reference for Satan, the Semitic deity Beelzebub, literally translates from Hebrew into “Lord of the Flies.”
During a June 2009 CNBC interview, Obama killed a fly on camera.
“Get out of here,” the president said with his eyes on the fly before the interview began. When the fly persisted, he killed it with a single blow.
“That was pretty impressive, wasn’t it?” said Obama of his feat. “I got the sucker.”
In a 2008 campaign appearance, Obama halted a local interview after a swarm of flies had gathered around him.