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REJECTED BY OBAMA

Prez Afraid of Bad PR?

8/18/2014 7:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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He rejected Ethel Kennedy. 

He rejected LeBron James. 

He even rejected Justin Bieber!!

And it seems pretty clear ... President Barack Obama believes images showing the POTUS dousing himself in ice water would be damaging to the presidency.

To be fair, Obama has said he'd donate money to ALS charities ... but he refuses to pour the water on his head -- despite the fact several politicians have already done it (including Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal and Joe Kennedy III). 

So, we gotta ask ... do you think footage of the Commander-In-Chief splashing himself (for charity) is bad for his image? Or is he overreacting?

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kathy    

TMA are such idiots, maybe if they actually did their jobs and fact checked, they would have known that Lebron and Bieber weren't the first ones to nominate Obama, it was The Vamps! and Obama already put out a statement saying he declined the offer, but will just donate instead! Lebron and Bieber probably didnt even know he laready declined when they did their nominations!! DO YOUR JOB RIGHT TMZ!!!

44 days ago
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BIEBER GO HOME!!! ▬(~_-)▬►    

Pffffft.....Justin Bieber.....the little white black man {wannabee}

44 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

It's stupid, I woudn't do it either. A bunch of dumb celebs throwing water on themselves, just donate money you narcissists

44 days ago
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iBetty    

lol

44 days ago
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Morton Lipshitz    

All of them are better than OBUMMER!

44 days ago
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Sue    

Hes afraid of looking bad? He already looks bad This wont change anyones mind either way

44 days ago
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Bob Barker    

Obuma made a good decision . Has hell froze over? This ice bucket challenge is stupid. No wonder China is taking over the world. They are solving equations and we are dumping water over our head. If you want to donate to charity just do it.

44 days ago
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boo boo    

I think it makes him look bad NOT to do it. At least get malia, sasha and mobama to do it and then potus should photo bomb it! Booooo!

44 days ago
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FREEDOM    

ITS A CLEVER IDEA IN RAISING MONEY AND AWARENESS TO ALS AND OTHER CHARITIES. HE SHOULD DO THE CHALLENGE. BUT OTHER CHARITIES WOULD RAISE H.E.L.L. HE CAN'T WIN....

44 days ago
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amyd    

I'm glad he proved he's not a sheep. Just donate money. That "challenge" is dumb. As for people bashing our President, get lives losers.

44 days ago
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Harvey's Small Wanger    

fyi blue ugly in tazak means punk who licks lint from scroti

44 days ago
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Theycallmemitch    

He needs to take a shot, smoke a doob, and ice himself, ... Or just release the cure thats sitting in a lab somewhere... Same concept w cancer

44 days ago
13.

JRam    

We're having a serious drought people. Let's save water.

44 days ago
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lourdgoogoo    

This is the first smart thing he has done in 6 years. Pouring water over yourself during a drought is stupid.

44 days ago
15.

Jordan    

The President will do the Challenge, Someone just needs to put together the right Package for him to do it.

43 days ago
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