Obama Filmed Pumping Iron In Warsaw Hotel Gym (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama can’t even take time out of his day to hit the gym without having his photo snapped — while overseas, no less.

Polish tabloid Fakt published photos and a video clip of Obama lifting dumbbells and working out on an elliptical machine Wednesday at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel in Poland. A gym-goer had also posted some pictures of the President pumping iron to his Facebook page.

Greta Van Susteren shared some of the photos of Obama working out to her blog under a headline that read “THIS IS SO DANGEROUS!!! What is WRONG WITH THE SECRET SERVICE???!!???”

“How could the Secret Service possibly let this happen?” she wrote. “If you can reach the President with a camera lens like this…you know more sinister things can happen.”

The Secret Service apparently didn’t share Van Susteren’s concern.

Ed Donovan, a spokesman for the agency, told the New York Daily News that hotel guests were not asked to leave the gym during Obama’s workout nor refrain from taking pictures of the President. The situation was “no different than if the President visited a restaurant off the record and other diners took pictures of him,” he said.

Watch below, via Daily Mail:

Image via Daily Mail

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